Couples better at detection

February 1, 2007

New York - Men and women at high risk of developing melanoma, and who underwent skin self-exam training with a live-in partner, were more likely to perform the exams than those trained alone, according to a study published in Archives of Dermatology.

New York - Men and women at high risk of developing melanoma, and who underwent skin self-exam training with a live-in partner, were more likely to perform the exams than those trained alone, according to a study published in Archives of Dermatology.

Researchers found that people trained to perform skin self-exams also seek treatment at an earlier stage and are less likely to die from the disease, Reuters reports.