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Epidemiology of Sebaceous Carcinoma in Alberta, Canada, from 1988 to 2007.
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PMID:  23149197     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Background:The epidemiology of sebaceous carcinoma (SC) has not previously been examined in a Canadian population.Objective:To determine the epidemiologic trends of SC in Alberta, Canada, from 1988 to 2007.Methods:This study was a population-based, retrospective, epidemiologic analysis of SC in Alberta over a 20-year span.Results:Over the study period, the age-standardized SC incidence increased from 0.22 per 100,000 to 0.65 per 100,000. Sebaceous carcinoma is a cancer that predominantly affects the elderly (over 85% of cases were in persons 60 years or older). Interestingly, the face (37.7% of cases), not the eyelids (26.2% of cases), was the most frequently affected site overall. Gender-specific trends reflected a slight male predominance (1.4:1) and significant differences in anatomic distribution between the sexes.Conclusion:For unexplained reasons, there has been a threefold increase in SC incidence in Alberta over the last two decades. In addition, there are significant gender-specific differences in the anatomic distribution of SC.
Authors:
Paul Kuzel; Andrei I Metelitsa; Douglas C Dover; Thomas G Salopek
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1203-4754     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cutan Med Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9614685     Medline TA:  J Cutan Med Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  417-423     Citation Subset:  -    
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