Journal article

INCIDENCE OF NON-MELANOCYTIC SKIN-CANCER TREATED IN AUSTRALIA

GG GILES, R MARKS, P FOLEY

BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL | BRITISH MED JOURNAL PUBL GROUP | Published : 1988

Abstract

In 1985, as part of a national random household omnibus survey by a market research company, 30,976 Australians (mostly of European origin) were asked whether they had ever been treated by a doctor for skin cancer. The treating doctor or hospital was then approached for confirmation of the diagnosis of all those people who claimed to have been so treated within the past 12 months. Demographic data were also collected, permitting analysis by age, sex, country of birth, current residence, and skin reaction to strong sunlight. Melanomas accounted for less than 5% of the tumours treated. The world standardised incidence of melanoma was 19/100,000 population. The standardised incidence of treated..

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