Handheld Skin Scanner for Melanoma (Video)

Melanoma

Cases of melanoma, the least common but most lethal form of skin cancer, have been on the rise for at least 30 years. The good news: If caught early, the survival rate is 99 percent.

Now doctors have a new FDA-approved handheld device that helps them scan the skin for dangerous lesions. Using imaging technology created by the military for missile navigation, this device scans a mole, then searches a database to determine how dangerous it is ­— all in less than a minute. The device has been shown in trials to detect up to 98 percent of melanomas.

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