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19 July 2011

Specialists best at spotting deadly skin cancer

Melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, can be found by patients themselves, but new research reveals that self-detection is not as effective as screenings performed by doctors.

Melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, can be found by patients themselves, but new research reveals that self-detection is not as effective as screenings performed by doctors.

The study authors reviewed a decade of patient records for 394 people treated by two specialists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering's pigmented lesions clinic. The patients were divided into two groups: new patients and established patients.

Patients critical in detecting melanomas

 
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