Strategies for improving melanoma education and screening for men age ≥ 50 years: Findings from the American Academy of Dermatology National Skin Cancer Screening Program Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Mass Screening
  • Melanoma
  • Patient Compliance
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Skin Neoplasms

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • October 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.10855

PubMed ID

  • 12237925

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1554

end page

  • 61

volume

  • 95

number

  • 7