Progression of non-melanoma skin cancer cases in Brazil

Authors

  • Bruna Tifani Bitzcof
  • Gabriel Antônio Deffaci da Cunha
  • Isadora Zanchett Tagliari
  • Julia Juriatti Grazziotin
  • Karine Kerber
  • Laura Scolari Rigo
  • Luísa Merg
  • Milena Júlia Grando
  • Nathalia Kaminski Della Libera
  • Nathália Nadal Santos Sperotto
  • Sabrina Fischer Monteiro

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54022/shsv4n3-026

Keywords:

skin câncer, non-melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma

Abstract

Introduction: Skin cancer is a pathology of multifactorial etiology. BCC and SCC are often referred to as non-melanoma skin câncer and they are a health problem in Brazil due to their high incidence. Objective: Analyze the prevalence and progression of non-melanoma skin cancer, in Brazil, in a period between 2015 and 2020. Methods: It corresponds to a quantitative epidemiological study. Results: Meaningfully, compared to the year of 2015, 2020 had an increase of, approximately 1.800%. Conclusions: There has been a significant increase in the number of diagnoses of the disease in recent years, especially in the last 3 years, corroborating current studies about the country's concern with the advancing number of cases of BCC and SCC.

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Published

2023-10-11

How to Cite

Bitzcof, B. T., da Cunha, G. A. D., Tagliari, I. Z., Grazziotin, J. J., Kerber, K., Rigo, L. S., Merg, L., Grando, M. J., Libera, N. K. D., Sperotto, N. N. S., & Monteiro, S. F. (2023). Progression of non-melanoma skin cancer cases in Brazil. STUDIES IN HEALTH SCIENCES, 4(3), 1009–1014. https://doi.org/10.54022/shsv4n3-026