Evaluating the Utility of Self and Clinical Skin Examinations to Screen for Skin Cancer: The Importance of Considering Publications of All Levels of Evidence

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Ryan M Svoboda
Clay J Cockerell
Roger I Ceilley
Darrell S Rigel


skin exam, skin cancer, screening, USPSTF


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