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Disproportionate Rates of Melanoma Found in Marin County


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A doctor examines a patient for symptoms of skin cancer.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images
A doctor examines a patient for symptoms of skin cancer.

A new study shows Marin County has disproportionately higher numbers of melanoma skin cancer than the rest of the Bay Area. The report from the Cancer Prevention Institute of California noted that melanoma incidence was 60 percent higher in Marin compared to the state as a whole. Experts join us to explain the findings and offer skin safety and screening tips for the summer.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Christina "Tina" Clarke, research scientist at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC)
  • Sonya Lunder, senior analyst at the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit public health and environmental research group
  • Susan Swetter, professor of dermatology at Stanford University Medical Center

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