Tag: Health and Medicine

New research identifies obstacles to early detection of skin cancer in rural western states

Residents of rural, sparsely-populated “frontier counties” in the Western U.S. face higher incidents of skin cancer and related mortality rates. New research, conducted in part at Texas State University, indicates that the biggest obstacle to early detection and treatment is a chronic lack of self-examination.             Manusheela Pokharel, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies, co-authored the study with Jakob Jensen, associate dean… Read more »