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Non-melanoma skin cancer


Bereznicki, LRE, Non-melanoma skin cancer, Australian Pharmacist, 28, (3) pp. 240-245. ISSN 0728-4632 (2009) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]


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Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world.' The estimated age-standardised rate of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) in Australia is 1170 per 100,000 population, based on a 2002 national survey." The three main forms of skin cancer occurring in Australia are basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma." Merkel cell lesions, Kaposi sacoma and cutaneous Iymphona are other rare types of cancer which may occasionally affect the skin.' Actinic (or solar) keratoses are the most common pre-malignant lesion seen by dermatologists, and have the potential to progress to SCCS,5,6 This article will provide an overview of NMSe and actinic keratoses, including their natural history, incidence, risk factors, clinical features, prevention and treatment.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:non - melanoma skin caner
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research Field:Pharmaceutical sciences
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bereznicki, LRE (Professor Luke Bereznicki)
ID Code:57709
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2009-08-10
Last Modified:2010-10-06
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