Now dermatologists have another tool to add to their toolbox in the fight against melanoma. MelaFind is an FDA-approved device that scans suspicious moles and analyzes them.
How does it work?
First, the dermatologist performs an skin exam and selects suspicious-appearing moles. The skin is then cleansed with alcohol. A painless, hand-held device scans the moles and compares the pattern of the mole to thousands in its database. A reading is then generated of "high disorganization" or "low disorganization." Highly disorganized moles are more suspicious for melanoma and warrant a biopsy.
Melanoma is a serious type of skin cancer that can be deadly, however, if caught early, is 100% curable. With regular skin exams, new technology, and sun protection, it's easier than to protect your precious skin.
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