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Revista de Salud Pública

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NOVA-VILLANUEVA, John; SANCHEZ-VANEGAS, Guillermo  and  PORRAS DE QUINTANA, Luisa. Skin cancer: a Colombian reference centre's epidemiological profile 2003-2005. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2007, vol.9, n.4, pp.595-601. ISSN 0124-0064.

Skin cancer cases were identified from 2003-2005 to ascertain the epidemiological profile and incidence of skin cancer at the Centro Dermatológico Federico Lleras Acosta-Colombia. 168 659 confirmed diagnoses were registered between 2003 and 2005, 2 184 corresponding to skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma increased from 4 per 1 000 in 2003 to 11 per 1 000 in 2005. Patients suffering from squamous cell carcinoma increased from 1 per 1 000 in 2003 to 3 per 1 000 in 2005. Cases of melanoma increased from 2,7 per 10 000 in 2003 to 13 per 10 000 in 2005.

Keywords : Skin neoplasm; carcinoma-basal cell; carcinoma-squamous cell; melanoma.

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