Aimed at: people who have moles
Melanoma is the most aggressive of skin cancers. Recognising a melanoma in the early stages means, in fact, having an excellent prognosis.
In Italy, more than 7,000 new cases are diagnosed every year, with an increase in new diagnoses of 5% a year. Melanoma can arise at any age and is one of the most common tumours in adults between the ages of 30 and 40. Early diagnosis is the most effective way of reducing mortality: in order to carry it out, periodic specialists checks are vital at centres where dedicated professionals and experts operate.
Among the most modern methods is DERMATOSCOPY, a non-invasive diagnostic technique that enables the morphological parameters that are not visible to the naked eye to be seen, making it possible for the specialist to diagnose melanoma and the other skin cancers early.
An even more innovative technique is DIGITAL VIDEO DERMATOSCOPY, which enables controls to be carried out remotely over time. The instrument used, the video dermatoscope, enables images of different enlargements to be acquired, making it possible to distinguish between benign or malign, or in some way suspect lesions, recording them and monitoring irregular moles and those of patients at risk.