Skin self-examination for prevention and screening in melanoma

Written by Rachel Jenkins, Future Science Group

Recently published in Future Oncology, June Robinson (Northwestern University, IL, USA) discusses the importance of self-examination for melanoma prevention and screening, and the challenges associated and how physicians can help patients overcome these challenges. Contrary to most cancers, the majority of melanomas are visible on the surface of the skin at a curable stage. This means that people at a higher risk than average of developing melanoma can check their moles by performed skin self-examination (SSE). Robinson points out that women self-detect more than half of melanomas and melanomas detected by women had a better prognosis than those detected by...

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