by Robyn Chuter
Fewer people had skin cancer checks in 2020, due to the COVID response. What impact has this had on melanoma diagnoses?
Back in January, I wrote an article, Skin cancer checks: life-saver or scam? about a paper which found that the biggest risk factor for a diagnosis of melanoma was not sunshine exposure, but the number of doctors conducting skin checks in your area.
The authors’ summary of their findings is quite startling for those who’ve bought into the sunlight-gives-you-cancer narrative: