Occurrence of other malignancies in patients treated for basal cell carcinoma of the skin. A cohort study

Acta Radiol Oncol. 1984;23(4):227-30. doi: 10.3109/02841868409136016.


The patient with basal cell carcinoma of the skin has sometimes been thought to run an increased risk for developing other malignancies. A retrospective cohort study of 468 cases including about 4 400 person-years of observation did not reveal a significant deviation from expected values estimated either from cancer register data or from cancer incidence in matched controls.

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell / therapy*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / epidemiology*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk
  • Skin Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Sweden