MelaFind: Spotting Skin Cancer

MelaFind: Spotting Skin Cancer
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 10:42am

Device helps detect dangerous melanoma.

(KPRC) Every hour, someone in the United States dies from melanoma.

Despite efforts to raise awareness about sun protection, it remains the fastest growing cancer.

But, a new high-tech tool is helping doctors catch it before it grows deadly.

Donna Martin of Pearland was a life-long sun worshiper, until she was diagnosed with melanoma.

"It's a rude awakening and it really makes you think about getting exams of a regular basis," she says.

Now she tells others to do the same, especially if they have a history of skin cancer.

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