Friday, August 5, 2011
Dr. Adam Mamelak published a new study that appears in August 2011 edition of the journal Dermatologic Surgery. His study directly directly compares patients treated for skin cancer in Ottawa, Ontario with a similar group in Houston, Texas. Surprisingly, the skin cancers were found to be 3 times bigger and the Canadian patients required much more complicated surgery compared to the American patients. "It is generally accepted by all physicians and healthcare providers that with time and if left untreated, cancers will grow!" says Dr. Mamelak. The authors suggest improving access to care in Ontario and decreasing wait times for surgery could directly improve the health of Canadians.