Cutaneous factors related to the risk of malignant melanoma.
In a case-control study, 287 women with malignant melanoma were compared with 574 age-matched controls. Red hair colour at age 5 years was associated with a tripling of risk [relative risk (RR) = 3.0], blonde hair with a 60% increase (RR = 1.6) and fair skin with a doubling (RR = 2.1). Women with melanoma also reported that they tended to burn (RR = 1.4) and to freckle (RR = 1.9) after exposure to sunlight. Since fair skin, red hair, and the tendency to burn or freckle after exposure to sunli...Expand abstract
- Publication status:
- Publisher copy:
- Copyright date:
Views and Downloads
If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record