Skin cancer caught earlier by spouses, diagnosed more accurately by dermatologists

Source: E Cancer News, May 2018

Two studies published in JAMA Dermatology report on the detection of early skin cancers in married couples, and the accuracy of diagnosis by dermatologists compared to physician assistants (PAs).
Early detection of melanoma, a potentially fatal skin cancer, is critical and is associated with better patient outcomes.
Marital status has been associated with improved outcomes in cancer but not much is known about the influence of marital status on the detection of early localized melanoma.
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