Nonmelanoma skin carcinoma in Albuquerque, New Mexico : Experience of a major health care provider.
Although nonmelanoma skin carcinomas (NMSC) are increasing nationwide, rates are difficult to measure precisely, because few registries include types of carcinoma.
Albuquerque, New Mexico is a high risk site for both melanoma and NMSC.
In a National Cancer Institute (NCI) survey conducted between 1977 and 1978, NMSC incidence rates among non-Hispanic white males were the highest of 8 national study sites.
Experience with NMSC over 28.5 years at the Lovelace Health Systems in Albuquerque, New Mexico is described.
The impact of multiple tumors was emphasized, recent annual incidence rates in members of the Lovelace Health Plan (LHP) were calculated, and trends in incidence rates since the NCI survey were estimated.
There were 10,760 tumors among 4958 people between 1964 and mid-1992, with an average of 2.2 lesions per person (range : 1-92 lesions).
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) was 6.6 times more common than squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and more likely to be multiple.
There was an excess of males among persons with each tumor type and among subjects with multiple tumors.
Only 46.1% of NMSC were first tumors ; multiple or subsequent tumors comprised 53.7%. More than half of the concomitant or subsequent tumors were diagnosed within 1 year of the first, but new tumors were still appearing in the same subjects more than 10 years later. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Carcinome épidermoïde, Peau, Carcinome basocellulaire, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Nouveau Mexique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Peau pathologie, Tumeur maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Squamous cell carcinoma, Skin, Basal cell carcinoma, Incidence, Epidemiology, New Mexico, United States, North America, America, Human, Skin disease, Malignant tumor
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0316171
Code Inist : 002B08A. Création : 10/04/1997.