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Lifetime Prevalence Of Non-Melanoma And Melanoma Skin Cancer In Australia Surfers, James Furness, Mike Climstein, Wayne F. Hing, Joe Walsh Sep 2016

Lifetime Prevalence Of Non-Melanoma And Melanoma Skin Cancer In Australia Surfers, James Furness, Mike Climstein, Wayne F. Hing, Joe Walsh

Wayne Hing

Introduction

Surfing is one of the most popular aquatic activities in Australia with an estimated 2.7 million recreational surfers 1 however, Australia has long been recognized as having the highest incidence of melanoma in the world. As a result the expected risk of skin cancer in surfers due to long periods of exposure to ultraviolet radiation is of great concern 2. The aim of this study was to investigate the lifetime prevalence of non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs), (basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)), and melanoma skin cancers (MSCs) in Australian surfers.

Methods

Given the geographic distribution of ...


Lifetime Prevalence Of Non-Melanoma And Melanoma Skin Cancer In Australia Surfers, James Furness, Mike Climstein, Wayne F. Hing, Joe Walsh Sep 2016

Lifetime Prevalence Of Non-Melanoma And Melanoma Skin Cancer In Australia Surfers, James Furness, Mike Climstein, Wayne F. Hing, Joe Walsh

James Furness

Introduction

Surfing is one of the most popular aquatic activities in Australia with an estimated 2.7 million recreational surfers 1 however, Australia has long been recognized as having the highest incidence of melanoma in the world. As a result the expected risk of skin cancer in surfers due to long periods of exposure to ultraviolet radiation is of great concern 2. The aim of this study was to investigate the lifetime prevalence of non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs), (basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)), and melanoma skin cancers (MSCs) in Australian surfers.

Methods

Given the geographic distribution of ...