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At Bronson, our goal is to provide you with the right care, at the right time, in the right place. We offer a full range of services from primary care to advanced critical care for patients of any age. To find out more about the services offered at Bronson, visit bronsonhealth.com.
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Head, Neck Melanomas Show Alarming Rise in Young Americans

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 2019 -- Cases of deadly melanomas on the head and neck rose more than 51% over two decades among young people in the United States and Canada, a new study reports.

Researchers found that the incidence of head and neck melanoma rose nearly 4% a year from 1995 to 2001, and 1.2% a year from 2001 to 2014 in children and young adults.

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Is Melanoma Suspected? Get 2nd Opinion From Specialist, Study Says

FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 -- Melanoma is the most lethal type of skin cancer, and a new study finds that the diagnosis of a suspect lesion gains accuracy when a specialist pathologist is brought on board.

Many patients with melanoma are first diagnosed by general practitioners, dermatologists or plastic surgeons. A biopsy sample of the suspect lesion might then be sent to a general pathologist for further diagnosis, explained a team from the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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