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July 2000

Should Dermatologists Go Public? A Skin Cancer Screening Campaign at Recreation Centers

Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(7):938-940. doi:

Skin cancer screening has been initiated in many countries.1 Such programs can find a ready target population in individuals who frequent public baths. These individuals are frequently exposed to UV radiation and are usually in a state of dress that allows whole-body examination to be done more quickly. Thus, we decided to conduct a screening campaign that would attract people at public recreation areas to assess the acceptance of such a campaign.

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