Most Hispanics are not checking for skin cancer, study finds

09/3/2013 | HealthDay News

More than three-quarters of Hispanics in the U.S. may not examine their skin regularly for cancer, and the risk factors for skin cancer were familiar to fewer than 1 in 4, according to a study in the journal Archives of Dermatology. "We did not find patient modesty to be a barrier, but what we did find was that patients felt they didn't have enough time with physicians to ask about preventive care such as skin exams," said dermatologist Aida Lugo-Somolinos, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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