Skin cancer in military pilots: A special population with special risk factors

Bart D. Wilkison, Emily B. Wong

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Abstract

Military pilots may be at greater risk for skin cancer, particularly melanoma. Military-specific studies are limited, but skin cancer rates in civilian pilots and aircrews have previously been examined. Risk factors for all pilots may include exposure to UV radiation (UVR) at higher altitudes, cosmic radiation, and electromagnetic energy from cockpit instruments, as well as altered sleep-wake cycles. The study of aviation-specific risk factors for skin cancer is relevant to all pilots and dermatologists who care for them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-220
Number of pages3
JournalCutis
Volume100
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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