Dermatologic manifestations of internal cancer

  title={Dermatologic manifestations of internal cancer},
  author={Bruce H. Thiers},
  journal={CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians},
  • B. Thiers
  • Published 1 May 1986
  • Medicine
  • CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
The cutaneous manifestations of internal cancer can develop either before or after the presence of an underlying tumor has been established. These signs may result either from the physical presence of tumor cells in the skin or from presumed metabolic effects of tumor cells located at visceral sites. Occasionally, skin involvement in cancer patients is biologically unrelated to the tumor but is instead part of a well-defined inherited syndrome featuring an increased incidence of internal cancer… 

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