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Inaccuracies in self-reported histories of non-melanoma skin cancer

Fitzgerald, K, Stephens, N, Newman, LA and Venn, AJ 2007 , 'Inaccuracies in self-reported histories of non-melanoma skin cancer' , Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 31, no. 1 , p. 87 , doi:

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Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is a major cause of
morbidity and health expenditure in Australia.1 Primary prevention
of NMSC through reduced sun exposure has been widely
promoted and seems to be reducing this burden.2 Secondary
prevention aimed at reducing the increased risk (up to 15-fold) of
subsequent lesions3,4 in patients following a first incident NMSC
is an additional approach with the potential to reduce cost and
morbidity. This letter reports on the findings of a pilot study
undertaken to test the feasibility of recruiting patients with a first
incident NMSC using the Tasmanian Cancer Registry (TCR).
Accurate identification of subjects with a first NMSC is essential
for studies investigating potentially modifiable risk factors for
subsequent lesions. The TCR is the only Australian registry to
record NMSC notifications.
Individuals were selected

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Fitzgerald, K and Stephens, N and Newman, LA and Venn, AJ
Journal or Publication Title: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
ISSN: 1326-0200
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