Malignant neoplasms of the skin

Malcolm R. Sim, Stephanie S H Tan, Rosemary L. Nixon

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Malignant neoplasms of the skin comprise agroup of cancers often less commonly considered occupational than many other types of cancers relatedto workplace exposures, such as mesothelioma, lung, or bladder cancer. One reason for this is that skin neoplasms are very common in the community and the main causal exposure, sunlight, is ubiquitous. Therefore, occupational risk factors may not be recognized when a case of skin cancer is diagnosed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOccupational Cancers
EditorsSisko Anttila, Paolo Boffetta
Place of PublicationLondon UK
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781447128250
ISBN (Print)9781447128243
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Arsenic
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Ionizing radiation
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Occupational factors
  • Polyaromatic hydrocarbons
  • Shift work
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin squamous cell carcinoma
  • UV light

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