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Prevent Skin Cancer | Early Change Detection of Abnormal Moles

Posted on 24 May 2013 5,103 comments

1 in 50: your odds of developing melanoma.

The American Cancer Society estimates that Americans now have a 1-in-50 chance of developing invasive melanoma at some point in their lives. This deadly disease continues to be the fastest growing cancer in the United States and worldwide, despite growing awareness and increased spending on prevention and screening.

Emphasis on change detection.

Change detection has become the gold standard for the early diagnosis of skin cancer. In 2005, Rigel et al. (see below) recommended that the ABCD paradigm be updated to include E for evolution, citing a number of studies which showed that signs of change could be detected in moles which turned out to be cancerous, even when they did not meet the clinical criteria of Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Color variation or Diameter >3mm.

Early diagnosis leads to increased survival rates.

Early detection has an enormous impact on skin cancer prognosis. According to the Melanoma Center, in early-stage melanoma, five-year survival rates exceed 90-95%, but drop to less than 50% in later-stage disease. After metastasis, there is virtually no effective treatment for melanoma.

Monthly mapping made simple.

The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends monthly, whole-body exams to detect mole changes, and offers a printable “body map” that consumers can use to painstakingly record “each freckle, mole, birthmark, bump, sore, scab,” along with notations on size and color. Constellation completes a whole-body scan in less than 30 seconds, and utilizes proven computer algorithms to flag any mole changes almost instantaneously.

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