Skin Cancer Health Record Software
People with skin cancer should keep health records to monitor the progression of their condition, track symptoms, and ensure proper management. By maintaining a health journal, they can document changes in the appearance of moles or skin lesions, as well as any new growths or skin abnormalities. Tracking potential triggers, such as sun exposure or environmental factors, helps individuals identify patterns that may exacerbate their condition.
Measuring and recording the size and color of skin lesions regularly allows for early detection of any concerning changes. Lab tests, such as biopsies, help confirm the diagnosis and stage of skin cancer, while medications and treatments administered can be logged to monitor their effectiveness. Additionally, keeping a record of doctor visits and consultations with dermatologists aids in the ongoing evaluation of the treatment plan and any necessary adjustments.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
Avoided direct #sun exposure and wore protective clothing to prevent further irritation. Continuing to closely monitor the size and appearance of the mole on the upper arm and the new spot on the back of the hand. Ensuring consistent use of prescribed sunscreen for sun protection.
Observed slight #itchiness and tenderness around the mole on the upper arm. Mole appears to have increased in size since last week, measuring approximately 0.5 cm in diameter. Noticed a new small, dark-colored spot on the back of the hand.
Spent an extended period outdoors without #sun protection during a weekend barbecue.
Regularly applying SPF 50+ broad-spectrum #sunscreen to exposed skin every two hours during sun exposure.
Used a ruler to measure the diameter of the #mole on the upper arm 4mm.
Scheduled for a follow-up #biopsy of the mole on the upper arm next week as recommended by the dermatologist.
Recent dermatologist #Dr.Brown visit confirmed the presence of skin cancer and recommended a biopsy for further evaluation.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.