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Cancer trends no 20. non-melanoma skin cancer
National Cancer Registry Ireland (NCRI), The
Between 1994 and 2011, an average of 6,899 cases of invasive skin cancer was diagnosed per year in Ireland. Malignant melanoma accounted for just over 8% of this number; the vast bulk of all invasive skin cancers being non-melanomatous subtypes, of which over 6,300 were diagnosed each year (Table 1). Over 95% of these “nonmelanoma” skin cancers were histologically diagnosed and almost all were either basal (68% approximately) or squamous (30%) cell carcinomas (BCC and SCC respectively). The remaining nonmelanoma subtypes were all very rare by comparison and included Kaposi sarcoma and cutaneous lymphomas, principally mycosis fungoides and T-cell lymphomas. The remainder of this report deals with BCC and SCC only.
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Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): National Cancer Registry Ireland (NCRI)
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First Indexed: 2016-04-23 07:01:33 Last Updated: 2017-05-12 07:10:54