Published in Health and Medicine Week, June 1st, 2006
"The incidence of BCC has been related to ionizing radiation, particularly for exposure occurring at young age. In this study, we considered the incidence of second skin neoplasms in long-term survivors from childhood cancer," investigators in Switzerland reported.
"We considered second primary cancers occurring among 776 subjects (436 males, 340 females) with first primary cancer diagnosed before age 20 years, between 1974 and 2001, in the Swiss Cantons of Vaud and Neuchatel (786,000 inhabitants). Five BCC were observed versus 0.43 expected (standardized...
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