Female partners can help facilitate early melanoma detection in men over 50, research shows

Source: Science Daily, April 2017

Men over 50 have a higher risk than the general population of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, so they need to keep a sharp eye out for signs of the disease. Many women in this age group, however, would attest that they’re more likely than their male partners to notice suspicious spots on the skin — which means women could help save their male partners’ lives by helping them spot skin cancer.

Research has shown that women are nine times more likely than men to notice melanoma on others,1 and that men assisted by women during skin exams are less likely to miss skin lesions than women assisted by men.2 In conjunction with Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month® in May and Melanoma Monday®, observed on May 1 this year, the American Academy of Dermatology is encouraging women to check both their partners and themselves for signs of skin cancer.

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