Navigation Links
A loving partner can save your skin
Date:5/20/2008

CHICAGO -- Even couples that have been together for years may be embarrassed to let a spouse or partner see their less than perfect bodies naked in bright light. That shyness can hamper a couple's willingness to do total body skin exams on each other to check for a new or recurring melanoma. Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, can appear in more than one spot so these checks are important.

"I had a woman tell me, 'I don't want my husband seeing all my cellulite and fat rolls'," said June K. Robinson, M.D., a professor of clinical dermatology at Northwestern Universitys Feinberg School of Medicine. "Some women have issues about their spouses seeing their bodies."

In new research, Robinson found couples with close, supportive relationships were able to leap the self-conscious hurdle and perform regular, thorough skin checks on each other. Her findings are published in the May issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Couples who perform these skin self-examinations increase their chances of finding a new melanoma earlier. "When they're treated at an earlier stage in the disease, they have a much lower mortality from melanoma," Robinson said.

Melanoma causes 8,000 deaths a year in the U.S. An estimated 62,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed each year.

The study participants included 130 melanoma survivors who had learned how to do skin self-exams either alone or with their partners. Couples with close bonds were about three times more likely to perform the skin exams than those who didn't have strong bonds. Patients who reported the quality of their relationships with their partners as below average were the least likely to perform routine skin self-exams.

Robinson's findings build on a previous study last year in which she reported melanoma survivors who learned skin self-exams with their partners were more likely to consistently perform the exams. The new study explains
'/>"/>

Contact: Marla Paul
Marla-Paul@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
Northwestern University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Two Men to Walk Across America for Autism Aid, Awareness, and Loving Memory of Young Boy
2. Loving the Memory-Impaired: A New Perspective on Valentines Day
3. Bald Valentine Offers Loving Tips in Maryland
4. Longs Drugs Partners With Google on the Launch of Google Health
5. SmithAmundsen Elects New Partner, Linda F. Newman
6. Shared Health(R) and Novo Innovations Partner for Improved Information-Sharing of Clinical Health Records
7. Childrens Miracle Network and Arena Football League Partner for First Nationwide Celebration Event
8. Video: The Ad Council Partners With UNICEF to Promote and Distribute Myanmar Cyclone PSAs Filmed by A-List Celebrities
9. Partnerships Effective Communicators of Cancer Advances
10. RediStat Corporation Partners With ALERT FM for Disaster-Proof Emergency Communications
11. Partnership of academic centers and community hospitals effective model for disseminating advances
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/24/2014)... thought to be boring and irrelevant, could offer an ... , Researcher Dr Milena Furtado, and her team from ... found the heart cell fibroblast is a close relative ... beating heart. , In research published today in ... fibroblasts are unique cells due to their genetic program, ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... of researchers was the first in the world to ... tumour of the jaw. , Ameloblastoma is an odontogenic ... Ameloblastoma is most often found in the posterior of ... resulting in tissue deficiencies in the jaws as well ... could reduce the need for surgery and the recurrence ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... scientist at the University of York reveals that a ... of the nervous system may also play a pivotal ... research team, led by Dr Will Brackenbury, a Medical ... York, has studied how voltage-gated sodium channels assist in ... in the membranes of excitable cells, such as neurons, ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... State University Spokane have developed a new way ... off behind the wheel. , Their recently patented ... more variable in drowsy driversand offers an affordable ... driver drowsiness detection systems. , Van Dongen"Video-based systems ... is drifting out of its lane are cumbersome ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... - Purdue University researchers have developed a way to ... by using tiny gold particles with tails of synthetic ... agricultural and biological engineering, used gold nanoparticles to target ... BRCA1 messenger RNA splice variants, which can indicate the ... these mRNA splice variants in a cell can be ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Boring cells could hold the key to heart disease 2Health News:Breast cancer replicates brain development process 2Health News:WSU innovation improves drowsy driver detection 2Health News:Gold nanoparticles help target, quantify breast cancer segments in a living cell 2
... which comes from the foxglove plant, is normally used to ... the heart and treat heart diseases. The chemical nature of ... University of Wisconsin-Madison to make the drug fight against cancer//., ... works by changing the sugars attached to the drug. By ...
... According to a latest study researchers say health professionals ... manage the risks associated with over the counter drugs. ... one of the most common condition that people choose ... of the other commonly treated ailments include heartburn, migraine, ...
... stutent multi-kinase inhibitors against cancer is undergoing phase 3 ... this years ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) conference. ... mechanism of action – known as Multi-kinase inhibitors. These ... and are found to be very effective. This two ...
... two different types of low fat, low cholesterol diets researchers ... diet consisting of lean meats and other low fat foods ... percent. However, those who consumed a diet rich in plant-based ... as well, lowering their LDL levels by about 9.4 percent. ...
... Researchers say Kelp seaweed may be the next food ... findings from an animal study conducted at the University ... the seaweed effectively reduced levels of estradiol, // a ... rats. The rats also experienced a lengthening of their ...
... say an indirect CT venography ( CTV ) could identify ... break free, travel to the lung, and block an artery ... arteries are not visible in a commonly used lung scan, ... presence of these blood clots in the lung. ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:1/15/2014)... the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and ... national contracts that expand its portfolio to provide hospital ... These include manufacturer product and service agreements, as well ... IT consulting support. New Novation agreements ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: ... Fair Trading (OFT) approval condition to the announced tender offer for ... As a result of the waiver, the transaction is ... the tender offer on January 24, 2014 following the currently scheduled ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors ... able to protect their most important business assets, ... ) Because of the highly-competitive ... remains one of the most litigious industry sectors ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Novation Information Technology VAR Contracts Offer Significant Savings to Hospitals 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 3Intellectual Property Insurance for Medical-related Products and Services 2
... 26, 2011 Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI ) today ... Goldman Sachs 32nd Annual Global Healthcare Conference at Terranea in ... 8:40 a.m. Pacific Time.  A live audiocast of the presentation ... .  A replay of the audiocast will be available following ...
... OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), ... the world,s largest electronic marketplace for broker-dealers to trade ... (TSX.V: VRS; OTCQX: VRSEF), a medical device company ... of cancer, is now trading on the OTC market,s ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Masimo to Present at Goldman Sachs 32nd Annual Global Healthcare Conference 2Verisante Technology Inc. Joins OTCQX 2
... for use with GIA DST ... with Titanium Staples)., ,The ... and the SGIA™ Knifeless Stapler ... pediatric and thoracic surgical procedures ...
The Reusable Purse String Clamp is intended for use in the mechanical construction of a purse string suture. The clamp can be used on any part of the gastrointestinal tract except the esophagus....
... Device for use with VALTRAC™ ... Ring)., ,The Purstring™ Device ... and esophageal surgery for the ... and is intended for use ...
... to create an automatic purse-string with ... 45 disposable instrument has application in ... surgery for temporary and permanent purse-string ... disposable instrument has application in intestinal, ...
Medicine Products: