BCC and Childhood Low Dose Radiation

Beiraghi Toosi, Arash and Shariat Razavi, Hamed (2014) BCC and Childhood Low Dose Radiation. Journal of Patient Safety & Quality Improvement, 2 (4). pp. 168-170.

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Skin cancer is a late complication of ionizing radiation. Two skin neoplasms prominent Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) are the most famous complications of radiotherapy. Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common human malignant neoplasm. Many genetic and environmental factors are involved in its onset. BCC is observed in sun-exposed areas of skin. Some patients with scalp BCC have had a history of scalp radiation for the treatment of tinea capitis in childhood. Evidence that ionizing radiation is carcinogenic first came from past reports of nonmelanoma skin cancers on the hands of workers using radiation devices. The total dose of radiation and irradiated site exposed to sunlight can lead to a short incubation period. It is not clear whether BCC in these cases has a more aggressive nature and requires a more aggressive resection of the lesion. The aim of this review was to evaluate the differences between BCC specification and treatment results between irradiated and nonirradiated patients.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > J Patient Safety & Quality improvement
Depositing User: psj psj
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 14:29
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 14:29
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5246

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