Basal cell carcinoma and lifestyle characteristics.

  title={Basal cell carcinoma and lifestyle characteristics.},
  author={W J Sahl and Stephen R. Glore and Phil Garrison and K L Oakleaf and Stephen R D Johnson},
  journal={International journal of dermatology},
  volume={34 6},
BACKGROUND A number of lifestyle factors are important in the etiology of basal cell carcinoma. Previous studies have investigated smoking, alcohol, diet, and sun exposure as possible contributing factors. No previous studies have investigated case-controlled lifestyle influences in basal cell carcinomas referred for Mohs micrographic surgery. METHODS Cases were obtained from Mohs-referred basal cell carcinoma patients. Matched controls were selected from a busy dermatology clinic. The only… CONTINUE READING