The “Mole” You Know…The Better.
Did you know that skin cancers, including melanoma, the deadliest form, and non-melanoma, including basal and squamous cell carcinomas, account for nearly half of all cancers?
- 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70
- More than 2 people will die of skin cancer in the US every hour
- Having 5 or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma
- When detected early, the 5-year survival rate for melanoma is 99 percent
Our skin cancer specialists are leading innovators in skin cancer detection and treatment techniques, technology and research. Together, we are improving the diagnosis of skin cancer and advancing the field of treatment options.
Melanoma Detection: More than Meets the Eye…The Innovation of Nevisense
Our team of Dermatologists and clinicians know that “spot”ting a melanoma early can save your life. That’s why we have begun adding advanced Nevisense technology in a number of our offices.
Nevisense is an innovative, non-invasive, FDA-approved technology that improves accuracy in the detection of melanoma, helps rule out ambiguity in determining non-cancerous (benign moles or lesions) from cancerous (malignant melanomas), and helps determine whether or not biopsies are needed to follow-up visual detection exams.
Studies published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) which included 267 dermatologists and in SKIN, The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine (SKIN) which included 591 clinicians, compared the results of more than 25,000 evaluations of atypical moles using visual evaluations compared to those using visual evaluations and Nevisense combined.
The key study takeaways were more melanomas were spotted, more benign moles were identified, and the number of biopsies needed dropped when Nevisense was used in conjunction with visual exams.
Nevisense is now available in our Advanced Dermatology offices in Aventura, Boca Raton, Cape Coral, Deland - W Plymouth Ave, Heathrow, New Port Richey, Orlando - Baldwin Park, Orlando - Lake Nona, Orlando - Lee Road, Oviedo, Palm Harbor, Pembroke Pines, Petoskey (Dermatology Associates of Northern Michigan), Port St. Lucie, Spring Hill - Spring Hill Dr, Venice – (Dermatology & Laser Institute of Southwest Florida), Weston, Windermere – Winter Garden, and patients can be referred from surrounding offices for a Nevisense exam.
Getting Started: Early Detection is the Best Protection
Booking your annual Total-Body Skin Cancer ExamSM is the best place to start to live with confidence.
“Our clinicians continue to focus on providing the highest level of care for the early detection and successful treatment of skin cancer,” said Murray Cotter, MD, PhD, Vice President of Provider Engagement and Associate Medical Director of Advanced Dermatology. “Early detection begins with a complete and detailed annual Total-Body Skin Cancer ExamSM.
“These exams are complemented by state-of-the-art diagnostic and surveillance strategies, such as Nevisense, which help us make melanoma diagnoses with fewer biopsies. If you happen to be diagnosed with skin cancer you can expect prompt treatment with the best, most appropriate treatment modality, chosen from the full spectrum of surgical and non-surgical treatments,” he added.
Advanced Dermatology continues to research, identify and evaluate technology that can improve the standard of care for skin cancer.
Increase your chances to survive cancer.
Book your annual Total-Body Skin Cancer Exam today by calling 866.400.3376 (DERM).