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One of the targets for health in the United Kingdom is the reduction in the year-on-year increase in the incidence of skin cancer. Most of the mortality associated with skin cancer is attributable to malignant melanoma. One possible way to reduce the incidence of malignant melanoma is to develop a strategy for prevention based in primary care. This paper considers the arguments for and against three possible strategies: giving general advice; identifying patients at high risk; and undertaking early diagnosis. It is concluded that elements of all three strategies are likely to prove useful, but that major studies need to be undertaken before any strategy is adopted on a national basis.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Gen Pract

Publication Date

11/1994

Volume

44

Pages

523 - 526

Keywords

Adult, Family Practice, Humans, Mass Screening, Melanoma, Predictive Value of Tests, Public Health, Risk Factors, Skin Neoplasms