Second primary cancers in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the skin

Br J Cancer. 2005 Feb 14;92(3):570-1. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6602306.


The occurrence of second primary cancers was explored in patients with squamous cell cancer of the skin (SCC). The excess incidence subsequent to SCC was mainly in cancers related to sunlight and smoking, and in lymphoproliferative malignancies, it was largest (10-fold) in salivary gland cancer.

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neoplasms, Second Primary / epidemiology*
  • Risk
  • Salivary Gland Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Skin Neoplasms / complications*
  • Smoking / adverse effects
  • Sunlight / adverse effects