VIDEO: Optometrists should evaluate patients for cancer
4 days ago - By Healio
LAS VEGAS - Optometrists often see patients who may have cancer on their head and neck, so they should know how to evaluate the signs, according to Andrew S. Gurwood, OD, FAAO, and Marc D. Myers, OD, FAAO, at Vision Expo West.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common cancer, Myers said, but Gurwood said it is easy to treat.
Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common, Myers said. “It does have a higher rate of metastatic disease and is more associated with mortality as well as morbidity,” he said.
Meibomian cell or sebaceous cell carcinoma has a higher mortality, but the
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