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White Hispanic Mohs Patients Less Informed About Skin Cancer Risks

Key clinical point: White Hispanic adults know less about skin cancer risk and report worse quality of life, compared with white non-Hispanic adults.

Major finding: Skin cancer quality of life scores were significantly worse (higher) among white Hispanic patients, compared with white non-Hispanic patients (9.7 vs. 6.0).

Study details: The data come from a survey of 175 consecutive adults aged 36-96 years who were undergoing Mohs surgery for nonmelanoma skin cancer.

Disclosures: The study received no outside funding. The researchers declared having no conflicts of interest.


Rajabi-Estarabadi A et al. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Feb 4. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2020.01.063.