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Survey of Patients Reveals Skin Cancer Screening Motivators

Posted: November 22, 2010

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"There is a need for better educational campaigns with specific recommendation for who should be screened for skin cancer," they conclude. "Better communication with the public in the form of specific guidelines, with an emphasis on encouraging screening of older men, may allow us to reach those patients who would most benefit from screening and increase the yield of early melanoma diagnoses during screening."

Story source: The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by JAMA and Archives Journals.

Journal reference
1. Ryan Andrulonis; Aaron M. Secrest; Sean T. McGuire; Larisa J. Geskin; Laura Korb Ferris. The Influence of Age and Sex on Reasons for Seeking and Expected Benefits of Skin Cancer Screening. Arch Dermatol, 2010; 146 (10): 1097-1102 DOI: 10.1001/archdermatol.2010.254, October 18, 2010