Skin excluding melanoma

  • International Union Against Cancer
Part of the International Union Against Cancer / Union Internationale Contre le Cancer book series (UICCI)


Skin cancer is the most common cancer in many countries where the population is predominantly White, such as Australia (where it accounts for 50% of all cancers) and the USA. The incidence is low among people with more pigmented or black skin. It is rare in many African and Asian countries, and among Blacks in America and Australia. The highest incidence is in the 7th and 8th decades. The male: female ratio is 1.5: 1. The three main types are:
  1. 1.

    basal cell carcinoma;

  2. 2.

    squamous cell carcinoma; and

  3. 3.

    malignant melanoma.



Squamous Cell Carcinoma Skin Cancer Basal Cell Carcinoma Squamous Cell Cancer Mycosis Fungoides 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • International Union Against Cancer
    • 1
  1. 1.GenevaSwitzerland

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