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Ricardo A. Pollitt, Susan M. Swetter, Timothy M. Johnson, Pratima Patil and Alan C. Geller Examining the pathways linking lower socioeconomic status and advanced melanoma Cancer 118

Version of Record online: 16 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.26706

The authors examined several potential pathways that may play a role in the previously described socioeconomic disparity in melanoma stage at diagnosis and survival. Less educated melanoma patients have little awareness of the risks of melanoma and less basic knowledge about melanoma detection, and they receive less physician communication about melanoma risk factors and screening and fewer physician skin examinations than more educated patients.

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