Post Profile

Melanoma biopsy results can differ, worrying patients

Joann Elmore is a doctor, so when her dermatologist said her skin biopsy indicated possible melanoma, she knew just what to do — get a follow-up biopsy to verify. But she got two polar-opposite diagnoses, leaving her anxious and uncertain. One pathologist declared it benign, while the other called...
read more


Related Posts

Device could detect melanoma without cutting skin

Health : The Chart

Doctors may have a new tool for diagnosing the deadly skin cancer melanoma with cutting the skin,  after a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday recommended approval of the device. The machine, called MelaFind,...

BJGP study confirms that GPs are effective at performing skin cancer biopsies, UK

Health : Medical News Today

GPs can effectively perform biopsies to test for melanoma without leading to poorer long term outcomes for patients, according to research in the British Journal of General Practice this month. The analysis by Dr Peter Murchie and c...

Some melanoma patients don't protect skin

Health : The Chart

Some melanoma patients may not be as cautious as they should be, according to a new study.  Doctors have found that more than a quarter of those with melanoma  – the deadliest form of skin cancer  – do not use sunscreen when outside...

Melanoma Screening May Be Most Effective In Older Patients With Risk Factors

Health : Medical News Today

Dermatologists are most likely to discover melanomas in patients ages 50 years or older with a personal history of skin cancer or a family history of melanoma, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Dermatology, one ...

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Regular skin checks can help catch melanoma, other skin cancers early

Health : Mayo Clinic News Blog

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: When I was in my teens and 20s, I regularly used a tanning bed. I am now 43 and very worried about melanoma, so I go to a dermatologist every year for a skin check. I have numerous moles, but the skin check only ta...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC