February 19th, 2013

Melanoma rate rises sharply

By Logan Lafferty

Dr. Stephan Thome, a specialist in oncology and hematology with Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, has personally observed an increase in melanoma diagnoses in the area through the patients who walk through his door…"Think of the farmers sitting on tractors getting burned by the sun, and young ladies who want to look like a supermodel going to tanning booths," he said.

 

Fairmont Sentinel by Meg Alexander

Tags: Cancer, diagnosis increase, Dr. Stephan Thome, Fairmont Sentinel, Hematology, Mankato, Mayo Clinic Health System, melanoma

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