Patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer aged 85 years or older had significantly higher odds of being untreated, according to an analysis.

“To our knowledge, this is the first retrospective study comparing clinical characteristics between treated and untreated elderly with [nonmelanoma skin cancer],” Martina L. Porter, MDof the department of dermatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, and colleagues wrote. “Univariate characteristics associated with untreated [nonmelanoma skin cancer] in the elderly at our institution include female sex, no prior skin cancer, high comorbidity burden, and neurologic or functional impairments.”