New research shows that photo examples of skin cancer are more beneficial to patients than text descriptions

Regular self-exams of the skin are important for early detection of skin cancer, and now new research from the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, shows that patients are more likely to perform more regular and accurate self-examinations of the skin when provided images of skin cancer rather than text descriptions of the disease.

The research is published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Source: University of Waterloo News Release.

Last modified: May 21, 2015