Sun Exposure Habits in Patients with Cutaneous Melanoma: A Case Control Study

Lew, Robert A.; Sober, Arthur J.; Cook, Nancy; Marvell, Richard; Fitzpatrick, Thomas B.
December 1983
Journal of Dermatologic Surgery & Oncology;Dec83, Vol. 9 Issue 12, p981
Academic Journal
Telephone interviews were conducted with 111 patients with cutaneous melanoma and 107 controls to determine sun-exposure habits during various life periods. Painful or blistering sunburns during either childhood or adolescence were associated with subsequent increased risk of developing cutaneous melanoma. While solar exposure does not appear to be a factor in some patients, when patients went divided into subgroups by age, sex, or sun type, each subset showed some increased risk associated with a factor related to short-term excessive sun exposure. III effects due to such exposures appeared to increase the risk of melanoma.


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