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New Skin Cancer Checking Software Set to Benefit Survivors

New Skin Cancer Checking Software Set to Benefit Survivors | Melanoma Dispatch | Scoop.it

"Skin cancer survivors are to be aided in checking for signs of the condition returning by new technology developed by experts at the University of Aberdeen.


"Initially targeted at those living in remote and rural areas, the software will educate out-patients in how to carry out self-examinations and enable them to send images of skin abnormalities directly to specialists."

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Cancer Survivors Outside Cities Are Less Healthy

Cancer Survivors Outside Cities Are Less Healthy | Melanoma Dispatch | Scoop.it

Cancer survivors in rural areas don't do as well as those in cities and new research suggests the reason may be unhealthy lifestyles. A survey of 1,642 rural and 6,162 urban cancer survivors showed that the former were more likely to smoke (25% vs 16%), be inactive (51% vs 39%), and be unemployed due to poor health (18% vs 11%). The two groups were the same in terms of drinking behaviors and obesity. The U.S. has 2.8 million rural cancer survivors and the researchers recommend tailoring education on healthy behaviors to them.

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