A recent study suggests too few people aged 50 and over are getting skin cancer screenings.
A new survey suggests people at a higher risk for the development of skin cancer are not being screened at recommended rates. As reported by HealthDay News, the study shows that too few white Americans age 50 and over receive screenings for the condition, with the lowest rates being shown for those aged 50 to 64.
Elliot J. Coups, study author and Cancer Institute of New Jersey behavioral scientist and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School associate professor of medicine, is quoted by HealthDay News as stating in a news release of the findings, “With those older than 50 being at a higher risk for developing melanoma, our study results clearly indicate that more intervention is needed in this population.”
More information about the study may be found in the April 19 online publication and May release of the American Journal of Medicine.