Case scenario

David, a 71-year-old retired construction worker, had many non-melanoma skin cancers removed. These are healing well, however he would like to look after his skin from now on to prevent any further skin cancers. He has been doing some reading on the internet regarding the use of vitamin B which can prevent skin cancers. He has walked into the pharmacy today and would like to know more. He asks the pharmacist for some advice.

Learning objectives

After successful completion of this CPD activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe different types of skin cancer
  • Discuss the potential role and evidence for nicotinamide for non-melanoma skin cancer and its place in therapy
  • Identify counselling points that pharmacists should discuss with patients enquiring about nicotinamide for skin cancer.

Competencies (2016) addressed: 1.1.1, 1.1.3, 1.2.1, 1.3.2, 2.1.2, 2.3.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.5, 3.3.1, 3.6.1.

Competencies (2010) addressed: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 2.1.3, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.4.

Accreditation code: CA1809D

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