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How can you use education and screening to prevent melanoma morbidity?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Early Diagnosis: I'm not sure I am interpreting your question correctly but patient education and screening of appropriate individuals will help get an earlier diagnosis which will increase survival and decrease te morbidity of melanoma treatment. The abcd rule is used to identify at risk skin lesions.
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Also, education to avoid sun exposure and tanning beds!
Oct 26, 2011
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Early Detection: Melanomas that are caught early offer the best chance for a cure.

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