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What are the minimum specifications for a dermascope?

In addition to professionally sourced dermascopes that tend to be expensive are several low end devices that connect wirelessly to a smartphone. What would be the minimum specifications of a device to ...
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Possibilities after stage IV melanoma diagnosis [closed]

My aunt is 62 and was diagnosed last november with stage IV metastatic melanoma. She had an operation to get a tumor removed and is undergoing an immunotherapy treatment that I believe is ...
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Anti-PD1 in adjuvancy after resection of metastatic melanoma in Europe

I was wondering if it is possible to get anti-PD1 (nivo/pembro/...) treatment in an adjuvant setting after resection of metastatic melanoma. Even if that means paying the treatment. As far as I know, ...
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Need help interpreting histology results (punch skin biopsy)

Good day. About a month ago I've removed a mole (nevus) which accrued on "clean" skin (de novo) about 4-5 months ago. It has always been charcoal black and 1,5 mm in diameter. So the dermatologist ...
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Does the presence of a root on a skin cancer aid in identification?

For a couple of years I have had what I suspect to be an undiagnosed squamous cell carcinoma on my big toe. If I scratch off the superficial part it looks like there is a root remaining (I can see ...
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Why is it or isn't it smart for a healthy individual to perform auto-surgery in removing suspicious skin spots?

Why is it or isn't it advisable/smart for a healthy individual to simply remove suspicious skin spots himself/herself?
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Had a skin biopsy of a suspicious mole (10 stitches) — how to prevent ugly scar-tissue from forming? Make scar less noticeable?

Recently, I had a suspicious mole removed (skin biopsy) to be tested for melanoma (I've had a few of this nature), but this one was quite deep and large, and required 10 stitches. How to prevent a big ...
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Theoretically, are spots with brown spots inside them cancerous? [closed]

One may have a few large brown spots here and there around their body and loads of tiny brown spots. Inside a few of these spots are smaller darker brown spots that are irregularly shaped. melanoma is ...
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how to get rid of a raised mole in my left thigh which is painful sometimes?

I am 22 , male. The mole appeared some 3 weeks before . Since last week it is painful sometimes ,not all time . The spot is left thigh near the groin muscle. It is difficult to wear jeans and even ...