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Primary cutaneous malignancies in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa: A retrospective histopathological review
South African Medical Journal
Background. Excessive sun exposure and a high prevalence of HIV increase skin cancer risk in South Africa (SA). Objective. To describe the nature and extent of skin cancers presenting in the public and private health sectors of the Northern Cape Province of SA. Methods. A retrospective analysis of histologically confirmed new primary cutaneous malignancies from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2012 was conducted using public and private health sector databases. Types, quantity and distribution ofdoi:10.7196/samj.2016.v107.i1.10924 pmid:28112098 fatcat:s44mgk5jpjfdnj5z6awiqqwi6q