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MELANOMA IN WESTERN-AUSTRALIA 1975-76 TO 1980-81 - TRENDS IN DEMOGRAPHIC AND PATHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS

DR ENGLISH, PJ HEENAN, C DARCY, J HOLMAN, BK ARMSTRONG, JB BLACKWELL, GRH KELSALL, LR MATZ, A SINGH, REJ TENSELDAM

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CANCER | WILEY-LISS | Published : 1986

Abstract

Trends in incidence rates of cutaneous malignant melanoma in Western Australia from 1975-76 to 1980-1981 have been examined with reference to age, sex, body site, presence or absence of dermal invasion, tumour thickness, histological type, socioeconomic status and occupation. The incidence rates of all melanomas increased from 22.1 to 31.5 per 100,000 person-years in males and from 23.6 to 28.6 in females. In males, the relative annual increase in the incidence of invasive melanoma was 2.2%, and in females it was 5.6%. In-situ melanomas had larger relative increases in incidence (28% per annum in males and 10% in females) and the thickness of invasive lesions decreased between 1975-76 and 19..

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