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Three Treatments Slow Skin Cancer

Posted: August 29, 2006

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Hantash and colleagues note that repeated treatments may be needed. In any case, patients with precancerous facial growths must get careful follow-up care.

Because the study had several limitations -- including its small size, infrequent use of sunscreen, and a control group that was not randomly picked -- the researchers warn that their findings must be confirmed in larger studies.

Hantash and colleagues report their research in the August issue of the Archives of Dermatology.

By Daniel DeNoon, WebMD, 8/21/2006