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Phototherapy treatment for psoriasis, eczema not linked to increased skin cancer risk

Patients treated with phototherapy without psoralens do not experience higher incidence rates of skin cancer compared with the general population, according to a study.

Key takeaways:

  • Patients with psoriasis or eczema used narrowband-UVB, broadband-UVB or combined UVAB phototherapy.
  • Skin cancer incidence rates in this patient population were comparable with the general population.