Strategies for improving melanoma education and screening for men age ≥ 50 years: Findings from the American Academy of Dermatology National Skin Cancer Screening Program
Patient Education as Topic
The yield of mass screening for melanoma would be improved by outreach to middle-aged and older men, with particular focus on men with changing moles or with skin types I and II. Primary care physicians should be attuned to the risk factors among all of their patients but should be alerted in particular to the heightened risk of melanoma for men age >or= 50 years. Formal assessment of the impact of targeted screening on mortality warrants further study.