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Keratinocyte Carcinomas (Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Skin)

MARGARET R. KARAGAS, MARTIN A. WEINSTOCK, and HEATHER H. NELSON

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0064
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Cancers arising from keratinocytes or their precursors, which include basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell skin carcinoma (SCC) of the skin, are the mostly frequently diagnosed malignancies ... More


Cancer

Stephanie Zaza, Peter A. Briss, and Kate W. Harris

in The Guide to Community Preventive Services: What works to promote health?

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195151091
eISBN:
9780199864973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151091.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The first part of this chapter summarizes the conclusions and recommendations from the Task Force for preventing skin cancer by reducing exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. It argues that ... More


Cutaneous and Ocular Melanoma

STEPHEN B. GRUBER and BRUCE K. ARMSTRONG

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0063
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the epidemiology of cutaneous and ocular melanomas. Cutaneous melanoma is the most lethal form of skin cancer. There were an estimated 160,000 new cases diagnosed worldwide in ... More


Occupational Diseases

Gregory Chan, Chung Tsing, and David Koh

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Occupational diseases are illnesses that are associated with a particular occupational or industry and result from hazards in the workplace. They are entirely preventable if hazards in the workplace ... More


Skin Cancer

Adèle C. Green, Catherine M. Olsen, and David J. Hunter

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190676827
eISBN:
9780190676858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676827.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Skin cancer is one of the few types of cancer for which exposure to the major carcinogen, solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation, is strongly implicated on the basis of descriptive epidemiologic data ... More


Skin Disorders

Loren C. Tapp and Boris D. Lushniak

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0028
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes skin disorders primarily associated with hazardous workplace exposures. These exposures include physical insults, chemical substances, and biological agents that effect the ... More


Ultraviolet Radiation

Adèle C. Green and David C. Whiteman

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the principal cause of over 95% of keratinocyte cancers (basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin), the most common cancers in white populations ... More


Protection from Ultraviolet Radiation

Robyn M. Lucas, Rachel E. Neale, Peter Gies, and Terry Slevin

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0067
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Strategies to protect against excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation are required to reduce the risk of melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancers, and eye diseases. The programs that have been ... More


Affect and Tanning Behaviors

Ashley K. Day and Elliot J. Coups

in Affective Determinants of Health Behavior

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190499037
eISBN:
9780190881375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499037.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Excess exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation increases the risk of skin cancers, yet a large number of individuals continue to engage in tanning behaviors. Although the majority of research on ... More


Epilogue Sunlight into the Twenty-First Century

in American Sunshine: Diseases of Darkness and the Quest for Natural Light

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226262819
eISBN:
9780226262833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226262833.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Sunshine requirements took a new sense of urgency by the 1920s, and expert scientists and doctors asserted a role in light therapy. By 1930, the tan was in, and not just as a result of changing ... More


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