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Skin cancer exams

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A majority of resident physicians are not trained to perform skin cancer exams -- according to researchers at Boston university School of Medicine.

Experts surveyed nearly 350 residents. They found more than 50 percent never observed a skin cancer exam, and 75 percent were never trained to conduct one.

They say nearly two-thirds of melanoma patients visited a doctor the year before they were diagnosed, so incorporating skin exams into routine visits could save lives.

 

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