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Radiotherapy for older adults with facial non-melanoma skin cancer: Effectiveness in patients aged 80 and older

  • Jinhyun Choi
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    Department of Radiation Oncology, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju University College of Medicine, South Korea
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  • So Hyun Park
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    Corresponding author at: Department of Radiation Oncology, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju University College of Medicine, 15, Aran 13-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do 63241, South Korea.
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    Department of Radiation Oncology, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju University College of Medicine, South Korea
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Published:November 10, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2022.10.015
      Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) most often develops in areas of the skin regularly exposed to the sun and is distinguished from melanoma, which is more serious [
      • Garbutcheon-Singh K.B.
      • Veness M.J.
      The role of radiotherapy in the management of non-melanoma skin cancer.
      ]. The incidence of NMSC, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), continues to increase markedly with age, especially in adults >80 years old [
      • Lubeek S.F.
      • van Vugt L.J.
      • Aben K.K.
      • van de Kerkhof P.C.
      • Gerritsen M.P.
      The epidemiology and clinicopathological features of basal cell carcinoma in patients 80 years and older: a systematic review.
      ].

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