New Skin Cancer Guidelines Issued by US Preventative Services Task Force

Earlier this month the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force proposed new guidelines urging doctors to discuss the importance of minimizing ultraviolet radiation with patients who are fair skinned and between the ages of 10 and 24.

This guideline would change previous guidelines established in 2003 that found evidence inconclusive on whether doctors talking to patients about ultraviolet radiation would impact patient outcomes.

Do you think the new guidelines will be important in protecting people from the dangers of skin cancer? Should doctors be accountable for their actions if they fail to advise patients according to the new guidelines? Please leave a comment and let us know your thoughts.