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Non melanotic malignant neoplasm of the skin - Cutaneous scarring Factor

Cutaneous scarring for non melanotic malignant neoplasm of the skin

Everybody has at least one scar on their skin but cutaneous scarring is only significant as a cause of skin cancer if the skin cancer developed at the site of the scar. Therefore you should only investigate this contention if there is some evidence that the skin cancer arose at the site of a scar.

Last reviewed for CCPS 26 September 2007.

Investigative Documents
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Medical Report
Cutaneous Scarring
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Preliminary questions [12816]

12962 there is some evidence that cutaneous scarring may be a factor in the development of the condition under consideration.

27328 the condition under consideration is squamous cell carcinoma, carcinoma in situ, basal cellcarcinoma or basosquamous carcinoma.

12869  the veteran has had cutaneous scarring at some time.

12870 the veteran has had cutaneous scarring of side and site of the body at some time.

12872  the veteran has established the causal connection between the cutaneous scarring and VEA service for the clinical onset of non-melanotic malignant neoplasm of the skin.

12874   the veteran has established the causal connection between the cutaneous scarring and eligible service for the clinical onset of non-melanotic malignant neoplasm of the skin.

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12873   the veteran has established the causal connection between the cutaneous scarring and operational service for the clinical onset of non-melanotic malignant neoplasm of the skin.

Clinical onset and operational service [12873]

12871 the veteran had cutaneous scarring of side and site of the body for at least the six months before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

13804  the veteran had cutaneous scarring of side and site of the body as a result of an illness or injury which is identifiable.

31256 as a consequence of the identified illness or injury, the veteran had cutaneous scarring of side and site of the body for at least the six months before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

12875  the identified illness or injury which caused the cutaneous scarring of side and site of the body is causally related to operational service.

Clinical onset and eligible service [12874]

31253 the veteran had cutaneous scarring of side and site of the body for at least the one year before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

13804  the veteran had cutaneous scarring of side and site of the body as a result of an illness or injury which is identifiable.

31257 as a consequence of the identified illness or injury, the veteran had cutaneous scarring of side and site of the body for at least the one year before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

12876  the identified illness or injury which caused the cutaneous scarring of side and site of the body is causally related to eligible service.