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Research Correlates Marriage With Skin Cancer Detection

New research of more than 52,000 people in the United States who were diagnosed with a melanoma from 2010 through 2014 found a correlation between marriage and detecting a treatable melanoma – the most deadly form of skin cancer.

The reason was that married patients were more likely to spot issues with each other’s skin, are more motivated to follow skin cancer treatment guidelines and get a biopsy done after detection.

“It has long been observed that many widowers do not take care of themselves or seek screening exams, and more consideration should be given to these patients in the future to prevent fatal outcomes,” said Dr. Michele Green in the Healthday article.

In fact, the issues were found less frequently in patients who were divorced, and even less so for widowed patients. View the stats and read the full article at – https://consumer.healthday.com/cancer-information-5/skin-cancer-news-108/marriage-means-i-do-for-skin-cancer-detection-733036.html

And to look out for various types of Melanoma – view the guide from the American Cancer Society or contact us if you’d like to schedule an appointment.

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