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Varannan timme får en svensk ett nytt malignt melanom : Incidens, utfall och prevention

Ingvar, Christian LU and Eriksson, Hanna (2017) In Lakartidningen 114(19). p.884-886
Abstract

The incidence of melanoma in Sweden is catching up on Australia and is now close to 40/100 000 inhabitants/ year, an increase of more than 5 %/year during the last 10 years. Swedes love the sun and travel a lot to sunny places like Spain and Thailand. There is a clear socioeconomic trend: the better economy and education, the more you travel and the more melanoma you get. Sunbed use is a clear risk factor and is now prohibited for young people. The proportion of thin melanomas (< 1 mm) has been steadily rising for the last 10 years but still almost 10 % of the invasive melanomas are thick (> 4 mm). This group with a much worse prognosis is mostly old people, both women and men, who do not seem to seek medical care in time.... (More)

The incidence of melanoma in Sweden is catching up on Australia and is now close to 40/100 000 inhabitants/ year, an increase of more than 5 %/year during the last 10 years. Swedes love the sun and travel a lot to sunny places like Spain and Thailand. There is a clear socioeconomic trend: the better economy and education, the more you travel and the more melanoma you get. Sunbed use is a clear risk factor and is now prohibited for young people. The proportion of thin melanomas (< 1 mm) has been steadily rising for the last 10 years but still almost 10 % of the invasive melanomas are thick (> 4 mm). This group with a much worse prognosis is mostly old people, both women and men, who do not seem to seek medical care in time. Mortality is quite steady, 5/100 000/year, translating to 500 patients, double the number of Swedes killed in traffic every year. The Swedish National Melanoma Registry covers 98% of all invasive cutaneous melanoma since 1990 and together with a regular update through the Death Registry a population based risk model has been developed for significant prognostic factors.

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  abstract     = {<p>The incidence of melanoma in Sweden is catching up on Australia and is now close to 40/100 000 inhabitants/ year, an increase of more than 5 %/year during the last 10 years. Swedes love the sun and travel a lot to sunny places like Spain and Thailand. There is a clear socioeconomic trend: the better economy and education, the more you travel and the more melanoma you get. Sunbed use is a clear risk factor and is now prohibited for young people. The proportion of thin melanomas (&lt; 1 mm) has been steadily rising for the last 10 years but still almost 10 % of the invasive melanomas are thick (&gt; 4 mm). This group with a much worse prognosis is mostly old people, both women and men, who do not seem to seek medical care in time. Mortality is quite steady, 5/100 000/year, translating to 500 patients, double the number of Swedes killed in traffic every year. The Swedish National Melanoma Registry covers 98% of all invasive cutaneous melanoma since 1990 and together with a regular update through the Death Registry a population based risk model has been developed for significant prognostic factors.</p>},
  author       = {Ingvar, Christian and Eriksson, Hanna},
  issn         = {0023-7205},
  language     = {swe},
  month        = {05},
  number       = {19},
  pages        = {884--886},
  publisher    = {Swedish Medical Association},
  series       = {Lakartidningen},
  title        = {Varannan timme får en svensk ett nytt malignt melanom : Incidens, utfall och prevention},
  volume       = {114},
  year         = {2017},
}