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Title: An estimation of the prevalence of non-melanoma skin cancer in the U.S.
Epworth Authors: Perera, Eshini
Sinclair, Rodney
Keywords: Dermatology
Non-melanoma Skin Cancer
Skin Neoplasms
Healthcare Resources
United States
Head & Neck Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare
Department of Dermatology, Epworth Hospital, Richmond, Australia
Issue Date: Apr-2013
Publisher: F1000 Research Ltd, a member of Science Navigation Group
Citation: F1000Res. 2013 Apr 9;2:107
Abstract: Nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and has a significant impact on the cost of and use of healthcare resources. Current estimates of NMSC in the USA are 3.5 million cases in 2010 compared to 1.63 million cases of all other cancers combined. However, we believe that this figure significantly underestimates the prevalence of NMSC in the USA. We calculated that melanoma is diagnosed 5.7 times more in the USA than in Australia.
DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.2-107.v1
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ISSN: 2046-1402
Journal Title: F1000 Research
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Meta-Analysis
Appears in Collections:Cancer Services
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