Skin deep

Good Health Choices - - Be Informed -

A study by the Uni­ver­sity of

Otago found that the vast ma­jor­ity of melanomas (85.4 per cent) are self-de­tected by pa­tients them­selves. Fam­i­lies or friends

were also very help­ful at point­ing out spots, at 62.7 per

cent and 22.7 per cent, re­spec­tively. Mean­while, doc­tors first de­tected only 14.6 per cent of all melanomas. It just goes to show that reg­u­larly checks

of your skin is both im­por­tant and ef­fec­tive.

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