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Reduction in Melanoma After Bariatric Surgery?

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Bariatric surgery and the weight loss that it induces are associated with a markedly reduced risk for skin cancer, including melanoma, according to a new analysis from the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study.

At a median follow-up of 18.1 years, the research team has found that patients who underwent bariatric surgery had a 57% lower risk of developing melanoma and a 41% lower risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma compared to participants who received conventional obesity treatments. The study was published online October 30 in JAMA Dermatology.

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