A patient with a large spider angioma on her face says to the nurse, "This thing is so ugly, why won't it go away?" How should the nurse respond?


• The nurse should first assess the patient's knowledge of her disease and the treatment options. Asking an open-ended question will give the patient a chance to explain her knowledge and concerns

• Spider angioma is a form of telangiectasia, or dilated capillaries found on the skin. These lesions are benign and can be removed via laser treatment

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