Br J Dermatol. 2022 Feb 10. doi: 10.1111/bjd.21050. Online ahead of print.
BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic reduced the number of skin cancer diagnoses, potentially causing a progression to unfavorable tumor stages.
OBJECTIVE: To identify the impact of delayed diagnostics on primary invasive melanoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) by comparing tumor (pT) stage, Breslow thickness and invasion depth from pre to post the first and second lockdown periods.