Oncology & Cancer

Identifying 'ugly ducklings' to catch skin cancer earlier

Melanoma is by far the deadliest form of skin cancer, killing more than 7,000 people in the United States in 2019 alone. Early detection of the disease dramatically reduces the risk of death and the costs of treatment, but ...

Oncology & Cancer

­­Algorithm that performs as accurately as dermatologists

A study has now been presented that boosts the evidence for using AI solutions in skin cancer diagnostics. With an algorithm they devised themselves, scientists at the University of Gothenburg show the capacity of technology ...

Oncology & Cancer

An app to look at that mole? Dermatologists advise caution

While snapping a photo of a suspicious mole with a phone and uploading it to an app might seem like the swiftest way to a diagnosis, dermatologists say users should be wary of such technology, especially when it comes to ...

Health

Bad reaction from a new tattoo? Here's what to do

(HealthDay)—The biggest worry a person usually has when they're getting a tattoo is how it will look. But sometimes, getting inked can lead to something worse than bad body art, an expert warns.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Geographic disparities seen in distribution of dermatologists

(HealthDay)—There are substantial disparities in the geographic distribution of dermatologists that are worsening with time, according to a study published online Sept. 5 in JAMA Dermatology.

Health

Dermatologist intervention tied to better sun protection

(HealthDay)—A brief intervention delivered by dermatologists is associated with improvements in patients' sun protection behavior as well as their satisfaction with dermatologists' communication, according to a study published ...

Oncology & Cancer

PAs may have lower diagnostic accuracy for melanoma

(HealthDay)—Physician assistants (PAs) perform more skin biopsies per case of skin cancer diagnosed and diagnose fewer melanomas in situ than dermatologists, according to a study published online April 18 in JAMA Dermatology.

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Dermatology

Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases, a unique specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. A dermatologist takes care of diseases, in the widest sense, and some cosmetic problems of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.

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