The incidence of basal cell carcinoma in the under-30s in the UK

Skellett, A M, Hafiji, J, Greenberg, D C, Wright, K A and Levell, N J (2012) The incidence of basal cell carcinoma in the under-30s in the UK. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 37 (3). pp. 227-229. ISSN 0307-6938

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Abstract

BACKGROUND:   Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the commonest cancer in many countries, but the current incidence in young people from the UK is unknown. AIM: To ascertain a recent incidence of BCC in the under-30 population in the UK. Methods.  Cancer registry data from part of the Eastern Region of the UK was analysed for two periods: 1981-1989 and 1998-2006. Case notes were examined for a cohort of the patients from 1998 to 2006. RESULTS: The incidence of BCC increased from 0.73 to 1.79 per 100 000 in those aged < 30 years over the study period. More than half (55%) of BCCs were on the head and neck, and the most common histological subtype was superficial BCC (38%). CONCLUSIONS: The reported incidence of BCC in those aged < 30 years has increased by 145% during this period, corresponding to an average annual increase of 8.53%. This may be partially due to earlier presentation and to increased use of surgical treatments.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © The Author(s). CED © 2011 British Association of Dermatologists.
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent,adult,age factors,basal cell carcinoma,child,female,head and neck neoplasms,humans,incidence,male,skin neoplasms,young adult,article
Faculty \ School:
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2017 02:18
Last Modified: 10 May 2020 23:49
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/62453
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2011.04246.x

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