Partners Play Critical Role In Melanoma Exams
Having to strip down regularly to have your partner check for mole irregularities may be initially embarrassing to a person -- especially a woman -- previously diagnosed with melanoma. But a new Northwestern Medicine study shows the benefits of a partner frequently checking for troublesome moles based on training to do so far outweigh the embarrassment. Study participants who received skin examination training caught far more mole irregularities than those in the control group. They also grew more confident performing the examinations. Full Story
KenetMD recommends that everyone practice monthly head-to-toe examinations of their own and partners' skin, so that you can find any new or changing lesions that might be cancerous or precancerous. Skin cancers found and removed early are almost always curable.
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