Skin cancers are an incredibly common malignancy in the United States. A direct relationship between lifetime ultraviolet radiation and subsequent development of skin cancers has been established. Of these, non-melanoma skin cancers, including squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma, are the most common. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (cSCCs) located on the lip are concerning given their increased risk of recurrence and metastasis. Given this increased risk of morbidity and mortality, it is essential to continue to monitor patients with a history of these high-risk skin cancers with at least annual full-body skin exams. This study identified approximately 25% of patients without any follow-up for a skin check. This list was then securely provided to office staff to prioritize contacting these patients for follow-up.
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