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Patients with Established Dermatologists Could Detect Melanoma Earlier

A recent study, published in the May issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, found that patients having an established Dermatologist were more likely to 0010556394O-849x565self detect a “Melanoma in situ” ( pre-invasive) than those without an established Dermatologist.
Moreover, those with an established Dermatologist were able to self detect thinner invasive melanomas than those without an established Dermatologist.
This suggests that education of patients in the Dermatologist’s Office (conversation, pamphlets) may be of value regarding self detection of pre-invasive and early, thinner melanomas.