Ultraviolet light-induced carcinogenesis is the principle cause of most of the primary skin cancers which are discussed in this book. It should be appreciated that other parts of the electromagnetic spectrum may also be carcinogenic, such as x-ray and infrared rays (heat) (Table 1.1). In addition, viral and chemical carcinogenesis may be very important. Details of ultraviolet light-induced carcinogenesis are discussed elsewhere (1, 2) and within the respective chapters on basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis, and melanoma.
KeywordsBasal Cell Carcinoma Actinic Keratosis Human Squamous Cell Carcinoma Topical Tretinoin Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome
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