Skin Cancer Surveillance Behaviors Among Childhood Cancer Survivors

Jerod L. Stapleton, Kristina L. Tatum, Katie A. Devine, Sue Stephens, Margaret Masterson, Amna Baig, Shawna V. Hudson, Elliot J. Coups

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The risk of developing skin cancer is elevated among childhood cancer survivors (CCS), particularly among those treated with radiation. This survey study examined the skin cancer surveillance behaviors of 94 CCS. Approximately 48% of CCS had ever conducted skin self-examination (SSE) and 31% had ever received a physician skin examination. Rates of physician skin examination were 2.5 times higher among CCS treated with radiation compared to those without radiation. However, rates of SSEs did not differ based on treatment history. These findings highlight the need to promote skin cancer surveillance as an important aspect of CCS survivorship care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554-557
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
National Cancer Institute; Grant numbers: K07CA175115 (Stapleton), P30CA072720 (Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.


  • Cancer screening and early detection
  • Childhood cancer survivorship
  • Melanoma
  • Physician skin examination
  • Skin cancer surveillance
  • Skin self-examination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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