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August 1971

The Incidence of Skin Cancer in Southern Arizona (Tucson)

Author Affiliations

Tucson, Ariz

From the Section of Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson.

Arch Dermatol. 1971;104(2):124-127. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000200012003

A frequency of 422 skin cancers per 100,000 population, documented by positive biopsy counts occurred in the area of southern Arizona serviced by the city of Tucson. The figure is 20% above the highest reported for any area previously, and 34% above the highest documented report in the literature.

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