Cáncer de piel: Perfil epidemiológico de un centro de referencia en Colombia 2003-2005

Translated title of the contribution: Skin cancer: A Colombian reference centre's epidemiological profile 2003-2005

John Nova-Villanueva, Guillermo Sánchez-Vanegas, Luisa Porras De Quintana

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Abstract

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.

Translated title of the contributionSkin cancer: A Colombian reference centre's epidemiological profile 2003-2005
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)595-601
Number of pages7
JournalRevista de Salud Publica
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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