DERMATOLOGICA SINICA, vol.36, no.2, pp.79-84, 2018 (SCI-Expanded)
Article / Article
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Actinic keratoses, Non-melanoma skin cancer, Sun exposure, Knowledge, Perceived seriousness, Full-body skin examination, POPULATION, PREVALENCE, PROTECTION, KNOWLEDGE, BEHAVIOR, TURKEY, PREVENTION, MANAGEMENT, DIAGNOSIS, ATTITUDES
Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated:
Background: Actinic keratoses are the most common premalignant skin lesions worldwide. They are of public health importance since their presence has been associated with the significantly increased incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs), especially when they are numerous and have coalesced into an area with severe photodamage. The current study aimed to evaluate the relationships between sun-related risk factors, perceived seriousness of actinic keratosis (AK), skin cancer examination (SCE) history, and newly detected NMSC in AK patients.