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What are tests for skin cancer?

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Tests for skin cancer may include:

  • A handheld device called MelaFind that scans an area of your skin. A computer program then determines if the area might be cancerous.
  • A tiny sample of your skin is taken and looked at closely under a microscope. This is called a biopsy, and it’s usually done in your doctor’s office.  

From: Skin Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: News release, Mela Sciences. National Cancer Institute. American Cancer Society.

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SOURCES: News release, Mela Sciences. National Cancer Institute. American Cancer Society.

Skin Cancer from eMedicineHealth

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 30, 2016

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