5 melanoma factors that predict need for regular skin checks

A simple five-point self-assessment tool based on factors such as hair colour and sunbed use can be used to accurately predict an individual’s risk of melanoma, Australian research shows.

The self-assessment tool can identify high risk patients who should be offered regular skin checks, according to Professor Jon Emery, head of the department of general practice at the University of Melbourne.

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