ONE VISIT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE – A PHYSICIAN VISIT MAY REDUCE THE RISK OF DYING FROM MELANOMA

(Health Day 5/10/14) Research presented to the Investigative Dermatology’s Annual meeting suggested that annual visits to a physicianmight reduce the risk of dying from melanoma. Investigators looked at 251 Caucasian patients, average age of 60 years, diagnosed with melanoma between 2001 and 2007. The risk of dying from melanoma was 70% less among those patients who had seen their doctor at least once within the last five years before the melanoma was diagnosed!! SEE YOUR DERMATOLOGIST FOR A SKIN CHECK. IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE FAIR SKINNED AT ANY AGE, OR WHEN YOU GET OLDER, OR YOU SUSPECT ANYTHING ON YOUR SKIN THAT IS DIFFERENT OR CHANGING.