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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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Medical Xpress  |  May 26, 2014

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Targeted Intervention Decreased Melanoma Risk, Increased Early Prevention

Targeted Intervention Decreased Melanoma Risk, Increased Early Prevention | Melanoma Dispatch | Scoop.it

"A targeted screening and education strategy aimed at patients at high risk for melanoma favorably affected behaviors that may reduce melanoma risk compared with a standard information-based campaign, according to the results of a recent study published in Annals of Family Medicine.


"General practitioner counseling, combined with a skin examination and a self-assessment tool resulted in patients retaining information about melanoma risk factors and reducing high-risk behaviors."

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Cancer Network  |  Feb 7, 2014

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