Journal article

SKIN-CANCER IN GERALDTON, WESTERN-AUSTRALIA - A SURVEY OF INCIDENCE AND PREVALENCE

A KRICKER, DR ENGLISH, PL RANDELL, PJ HEENAN, CD CLAY, TA DELANEY, BK ARMSTRONG

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 1990

Abstract

A survey of the incidence and prevalence of non-melanocytic skin cancer in Geraldton, Western Australia, was undertaken in November 1987. All residents aged 40 to 64 years whose names were on the electoral roll on August 1, 1987 were invited to undergo a whole-body skin examination by a dermatologist. When a skin cancer was suspected, participants were referred for treatment to their usual medical practitioner. Subjects were asked to recall incident skin cancers over the preceding two years, and medical records were searched for confirmatory evidence. Histological confirmation of all lesions, both prevalent and incident, was sought and sections were obtained for a standardized review. The pr..

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