Skin Examination Practices Among Melanoma Survivors and Their Children

@article{Glenn2016SkinEP,
  title={Skin Examination Practices Among Melanoma Survivors and Their Children},
  author={Beth A. Glenn and Katherine Chen and L. Cindy Chang and Tiffany Lin and Roshan Bastani},
  journal={Journal of Cancer Education},
  year={2016},
  volume={32},
  pages={335-343}
}
Many professional organizations recommend skin self-examination (SSE) as a tool for early detection of malignancy among melanoma survivors, a growing population that is at increased risk for new or recurrent melanoma. This study examined the frequency and correlates of SSE use among melanoma survivors. Additionally, we assessed skin exam use among children of survivors, who are at elevated lifetime risk for the disease. The California Cancer Registry was used to identify melanoma survivors, who… 

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