Giving older men an instructional video about skin awareness and self-examination might lead to increased detection of skin cancer, according to a new study. Researchers divided more than 900 men, aged 50 and older, into two groups. In one group, men received a video and brochures about looking for possible skin cancers, while those in a control group received only brochures.
Melanoma is the most dangerous kind of skin cancer. In the United States, death rates from melanoma have fallen in women but climbed in men. Early detection is crucial and can be achieved through self-examination or by seeing a health professional, the researchers said.