skin self-examination


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skin self-examination (SSE)

the practice of studying one's own skin for early signs of premalignant or malignant tumors. A 5-year study by the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York found that people who examined themselves, looking for moles that change color, shape, or size, were 44% less likely to die of melanoma than those who did not.
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Skin self-examination practices in a convenience sample of US university students.
Efficacy of skin self-examination practices for early melanoma detection.
An overlooked benefit of follow-up examinations is the opportunity to identify and educate family members who often do not realize that they need to protect themselves and perform regular skin self-examinations.
Patients who have learned how to perform skin self-examinations are moderately accurate at discerning new lesions and recognizing whether changes have appeared, Mohsin Malik, M.
Thorough skin self-examinations increase the amount of health service resources that patients use, but they also save a small amount of money; Dr.
Conducting thorough skin self-examinations increases the amount of health service resources that patients use, but it also saves a small amount of money, Dr.
Almost half (45%) of those who were not performing thorough skin self-examination before the program reported doing so after receiving their digital images.
But only one in four survey participants said that their health care providers had recommended skin self-examination.
Dr al-Homsi said that limiting sun exposure, conducting regular skin self-examinations and having check-ups with a healthcare provider are important factors in reducing one's risk of developing skin cancer.
Dr Homsi says that limiting sun exposure, conducting regular skin self-examinations and having check-ups with a healthcare provider are important factors in reducing one's risk of developing skin cancer.
Al Homsi says that limiting sun exposure, conducting regular skin self-examinations, and having check-ups with a healthcare provider are important factors in reducing one's risk of developing skin cancer.