Increasing Melanoma—Too Many Skin Cell Damages or Too Few Repairs?
AbstractSkin melanoma rates have been increasing for a long time in many Western countries. The object of this study was to apply modern problem-solving theory normally used to clear industrial problems to search for roots and causes of this medical question. Increasing cancer rates can be due to too many cell damage incidents or to too few repairs. So far, it has been assumed that the melanoma epidemic mainly is caused by increasing sun tanning habits. In order to explore this problem in more detail, we used cancer statistics from several countries over time and space. Detailed analysis of data obtained and a model study to evaluate the effects from increased damages or decreased repairs clearly indicate that the main reason behind the melanoma problem is a disturbed immune system. The possibility to introduce efficient corrective actions is apparent.
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Hallberg, Ö.; Johansson, O. Increasing Melanoma—Too Many Skin Cell Damages or Too Few Repairs? Cancers 2013, 5, 184-204.
Hallberg Ö, Johansson O. Increasing Melanoma—Too Many Skin Cell Damages or Too Few Repairs? Cancers. 2013; 5(1):184-204.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hallberg, Örjan; Johansson, Olle. 2013. "Increasing Melanoma—Too Many Skin Cell Damages or Too Few Repairs?" Cancers 5, no. 1: 184-204.