Thursday, Dec 14 2017 | Updated at 03:55 PM EST

Stay Connected With Us F T R

Apr 30, 2017 10:03 AM EDT

Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLC), say that yearly full body examinations are not really including checkups for skin cancer. Given that it is already summer, people are often out under the sun to celebration their vacations, especially students. Sadly, primary health care providers usually do not include skin disease detection in physical tests.

Alarmingly, the rate of skin cancer rises for both men and women in the United States. For the record, the disease is also known as melanoma. As a matter of fact, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in America.

Thus, per Science Daily, UCLC experts are now debating the efficiency of annual physical exams. They say that these tests are not helping to detect the disease in its earlier stages when, in fact, they can easily do so. In 2016, the US Preventive Service Task Force concluded that there is insufficient evidence to recommend routine full body skin exams for adults.

Nevertheless, a group of dermatologists and oncologists published in the journal "Future Medicine" their desire to change the current practice. Apparently, they are asking the Preventive task Force to revise its stance on full body inspections. The study first came out in March.

In it, according to News Wise, the authors "disagreed" with the findings of the task force. They clarified that yearly body screenings of "high risk" individuals could potentially help reduce skin cancer deaths. As the summer season reaches its peak, more people will plan to go out in the sun with very minimal knowledge about the disease.

For his part, Dr. Philip Scumpia stressed that there are conflicting recommendations over full body skin inspections. Scumpia is a renowned dermatologist and a derma pathologist. The UCLC study will pave the way to the understanding of why dysfunctional immune system develops melanoma cases in the future.

Follows ucla, University of California Los Angeles, University of California, skin cancer, melanoma, skin disease, summer, summer disease, common sickness during summer, number one cancer in the US
© 2017 University Herald, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Must Read

Here is NASA’s Take On Anonymous Hackers Alien Claims [VIDEO]

Jun 28, 2017 AM EDTNASA official says no alien has been found until today.

International Cyber Attack Strikes Again: Ransomware Hits Companies Worldwide [VIDEO]

Jun 28, 2017 AM EDTOver 2,000 computers in about a dozen countries were affected.

The Magic of Celebrity Involvement: How Projects and Concepts Get Public Nod When Icons Get Involved [VIDEO]

Jun 28, 2017 AM EDTDo celebrities really affect marketing?

Student Loans In Focus: How Much Do Students Really Borrow To Attend The Top 10 Schools [VIDEO]

Jun 26, 2017 AM EDTFor most students, going into the Top 10 schools is a dream come true. But is the expense in studying in these schools worth it?