Revista Cubana de Medicina
versão On-line ISSN 1561-302X
It is known that skin cancer is the most frequent in men. The present increase of its incidence affects considerably the working adult population with its economic and social repercussions and the consequent deterioration of the quality of life. Its mortality is low, but its functional, morphological and aesthetic alterations are important and the cost of its treatment is high in many countries. Sun exposure is considered as the main carcinogen, since this risk factor is present in the occupation of the individual, without forgetting the diversity of known industrial carcinogens and the multifactorial etiology of this disease. A review of the topic is made to stress the force of association of the occupational risk and the participation of other risk factors depending on individuality, environment (non occupational sun exposure) and lifestyle from an occupational point of view to have better causal inferences in the epidemiological surveillance of the disease
Palavras-chave : SUN NEOPLASMS/ [epidemiology]; UNLIGHT [adverse effects]; CHEMICAL COMPOUND; RISK FACTORS; QUALITY OF LIFE; OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE.