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Cancers 2017-11-08T06:47:36+00:00

Early Detection is the Key!

Dermoscopy is looking at the skin surface magnified 20 to 30 times under bright illumination. It enables the doctor to see things they just can’t see with the naked eye.

Different skin cancers have different patterns which are like ‘signatures’. Being able to see and recognize these different patterns makes diagnosis much more accurate.

Macro

‘To the naked eye this is just a red area on the back’

Macro

‘This man has multiple moles on his back’

Macro

‘The melanoma on this man’s cheek had slowly developed over 3-4 years. To the naked eye it looked little more than a brown smudge’

Macro

‘To the naked eye this just looks like a red area on her nose’

Dermoscopy

‘But on dermoscopy the typical branching blood vessels of a basal cell cancer are seen’

Dermoscopy

‘Dermoscopy allows the lesion most suspicious for melanoma to be clearly identified’

Dermoscopy

‘However on dermoscopy the typical signature of melanoma is clear to the trained eye’

Dermoscopy

‘But dermoscopy shows the typical signs of Bowen’s disease (squamous cell cancer in situ)’

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