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Editorial
April 2009

Engaging Patients and Their Partners in Preventive Health Behaviors: The Physician Factor

Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(4):469-473. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2009.2

In 2008, approximately 62 480 people in the United States are expected to have developed melanoma, which is now the sixth most common cancer in men and women.1 Men aged 70 years or older have the highest probability of developing melanoma, 1 in 64.1 Of the 8420 anticipated deaths from melanoma in 2008, older men will be disproportionately represented.2,3

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