Meg Watson MPH, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control, provides a concise summary of the risk factors for skin cancer and describes effective prevention interventions that public health can support.
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- The potential impact of reducing indoor tanning on melanoma prevention and treatment costs in the United States: An economic analysis
- Preventing Skin Cancer: Multicomponent Community-wide Interventions
- The Community Guide - Preventing Skin Cancer: Multicomponent Community-wide Interventions - Recommendations for community-wide interventions to prevent skin cancer, it includes: task force findings and rationale statement, intervention definition, the systematic review, and considerations for implementation.
- Skin Cancer Prevention: Progress Report 2015
- Center For Disease Control and Prevention - Skin Cancer Prevention Progress Report 2015 - Overview of skin cancer prevention, which includes: background of skin cancer, what’s new this year, success stories from the field, outcome indicators, and conclusion of the report.
- SPOT Skin Cancer
- American Academy of Dermatology - SPOT Skin Cancer™ - Provides an overview of what skin cancer is, playing smart in the sun, shade structure program, and what to expect at skin cancer screening.
- Skin Cancer
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Skin Cancer - Provides a general overview of skin cancer, including: basic information, surgeon general’s call to action to prevent skin cancer, sun safety, indoor tanning, statistics, and what the CDC is doing.
- MedlinePlus: U.S. National Library of Medicine - Skin Cancer - Overview of skin cancer from the National Cancer Institute, including: skin cancer, latest news, diagnosis and tests, prevention and risk factors, treatments and therapies, living with skin cancer, related issues, specific about certain types of skin cancer, genetics, images, statistics and research, clinical trials, journal articles, reference terms, find an expert, seniors, and patient handouts.
- Preventing Skin Cancer: Education and Policy Approaches
- The Community Guide - Preventing Skin Cancer: Education and Policy Approaches - Provides recommendations for skin cancer interventions, which include: child care center based interventions, healthcare setting and providers, high school and college based interventions, interventions in outdoor occupational settings, interventions in outdoor recreational and tourism settings, and primary and middle school based interventions.
- THE SURGEON GENERAL’S CALL TO ACTION TO PREVENT SKIN CANCER - Meg Watson, Erin Garnett, Gery P. Guy, and Dawn M. Holman
- CDC Grand Rounds: Prevention and Control of Skin Cancer - Meg Watson, MPH1; Cheryll C. Thomas, MSPH1; Greta M. Massetti, PhD1; Sharon McKenna2; Jeffrey E. Gershenwald, MD3; Susan Laird, MSN4; John Iskander, MD4; Boris Lushniak, MD5
- Describe trends in skin cancer
- List risk factors for skin cancer
- Explain interventions in skin cancer prevention
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Meg Watson, MPH, Centers for Disease Control
Meg Watson is an epidemiologist in the CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch. Watson’s research focuses on skin cancer and human papillomavirus associated cancers.