Population-Based Estimates of the Occurrence of Multiple vs First Primary Basal Cell Carcinomas in 4 European Regions

Esther de Vries
2012 Archives of Dermatology  
Objective: To estimate the population-based incidence of first and multiple basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) throughout Europe. Design: The registry practices of 4 population-based cancer registries that routinely register BCC incidence were evaluated for inclusion of first and subsequent histologically confirmed BCCs. Where multiple BCCs were not routinely registered, comparisons with hospital databases were made. Data Sources: Cancer registry databases from Finland, Malta, the Netherlands
more » ... Netherlands (Eindhoven), and Scotland were inspected for registry of first and multiple BCCs in recent years. Cross-checks with hospital and pathology databases were made to check for completeness. Results: Age-standardized first BCC incidence rates varied between 77 (Malta) and 158 (Eindhoven) per 100 000
doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.2244 pmid:22431775 fatcat:2ukk5lhtjzdw5ovyjdrditmjii