The Ratio of Basal Cell Carcinoma to Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Houston, Texas

JAMES A. YIANNIAS, Leonard Harry Goldberg, SHELLY CARTER‐CAMPBELL, MAX REDDICK, ROBERT M. CHAMBERLAIN

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Abstract

Nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSC), including basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), are the most common types of cancer. Since these cancers occur with such frequency, it is important to understand their pattern of occurrence. Previous studies have shown that the ratio of BCC to SCC has varied depending on the time and location of the study. For example, the ratio of BCC to SCC was 3:1 in El Paso and Harlingen, Texas, for 1944-1966, but was as high as 9:1 in Philadelphia for 1957-1962. The analysis of the ratio of BCC to SCC reported here, for a population in the southern United States, documents the clinical impression that the number of BCC's far exceeds the number of SCC's.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)886-889
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Dermatology

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