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Miranzadeh L, Gholami Borujeni F. Frequency of skin cancers in Kashan in 2009-2017. jdc. 2018; 9 (1) :28-34
URL: http://jdc.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5300-en.html
1- Students Research Committee, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
2- Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Health Research Center, Faculty of Health, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran , gholami_b_f@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (462 Views)
Background and Aim: Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, and in many parts of Iran is ranked first to second in number. However, its epidemiology has not been reviewed and studies are limited in Kashan city. This study was conducted to determine the frequency of skin cancers in this city.

Methods: Data were collected using recorded data in Pathology Laboratory of Kashan University of Medical Sciences during years 2009 to 2017. UV index (UV-I) data over the period (2009-2017) were obtained from well-known meteorological sites. Data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics (Chi-square test and MANOVA) using SPSS software version 16.

Results: Skin cancers totally constituted 26.4% of all cancers in Kashan during 2009-2017. 79% of them were basocellular type. Frequenty of spinoscellular and malignant melanoma were 16% and 3%, respectively. The mean age of patients with skin cancers was 48 years. Men showed higher incidence base cellular of cancer than women. The long-term survey of the UV index in the Kashan city showed that in eight months of the year, it was higher than 6 (high to high risk).

Conclusion: Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the city of Kashan, especially in men. Educational programs should be developed and conducted to prevent and reduce risk of skin cancer among residents in this city.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/06/18 | Accepted: 2018/06/18 | Published: 2018/06/18

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