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Trends in basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma of the skin from 1973 through 1987.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2212139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Major increases have occurred in the incidence of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, as well as in cutaneous malignant melanoma during the period 1973 through 1987 in British Columbia. The greatest increases in basal and squamous cell carcinomas are on the head and neck. This indicates that exposure to sunlight is the major causative factor. The greatest increase in melanoma is on the trunk in men and on the lower limbs in women. The dramatic increases in nonmelanoma skin cancers in British Columbia, a relatively low sunlight area, suggest that major prevention programs are needed in areas that are not considered "sunspots."
R P Gallagher; B Ma; D I McLean; C P Yang; V Ho; J A Carruthers; L M Warshawski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0190-9622     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1990 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-11-21     Completed Date:  1990-11-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  413-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Epidemiology, Biometry and Occupational Oncology, Cancer Control Agency of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
British Columbia / epidemiology
Carcinoma, Basal Cell / epidemiology*
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / epidemiology*
Child, Preschool
Head and Neck Neoplasms / epidemiology
Melanoma / epidemiology*
Middle Aged
Skin Neoplasms / epidemiology*

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