The emerging epidemic of skin cancer
Article first published online: 29 JUL 2006
British Journal of Dermatology
Volume 130, Issue 3, pages 269–272, March 1994
How to Cite
KO, C.B., WALTON, S., KECZKES, K., BURY, H.P.R. and NICHOLSON, C. (1994), The emerging epidemic of skin cancer. British Journal of Dermatology, 130: 269–272. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.1994.tb02920.x
- Issue published online: 29 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 29 JUL 2006
- Accepted for publication 7 October 1993
Summary A study of the incidence of skin cancer over a 14-year period in the North Humberside area of the U.K. indicates a steady rise in the numbers of the four most common types of skin cancer. A steep increase in the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin compared with that of internal squamous cell carcinoma was also detected.
Our findings emphasize the need for continuing public education about both the dangers of UV radiation and measures to reduce exposure.