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Had new derm perform a thorough skin cancer screening. He didn't use a dermoscope but a magnifier with light. Is this tool equally appropriate? Normal results using it.

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Venkata Vallury
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Skin

if a Dermatologist told you that you are skin cancer free then he is correct, he would have used the dermascope if he felt that there was an area of concern.
So relax and enjoy life.

In brief: Skin

if a Dermatologist told you that you are skin cancer free then he is correct, he would have used the dermascope if he felt that there was an area of concern.
So relax and enjoy life.
Dr. Venkata Vallury
Dr. Venkata Vallury
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Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dermoscopy

yes that is fine, he knows what he is doing, dermoscopes are good but not necessary

In brief: Dermoscopy

yes that is fine, he knows what he is doing, dermoscopes are good but not necessary
Dr. Zachary Veres
Dr. Zachary Veres
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Experience counts

Ultimately a biopsy is required to establish a definitive diagnosis but experience and s trained eye counts for a lot.
A dermascope is useful in the evaluation of pigmented skin lesions suspicious for cancer as is the use of scans and follow up

In brief: Experience counts

Ultimately a biopsy is required to establish a definitive diagnosis but experience and s trained eye counts for a lot.
A dermascope is useful in the evaluation of pigmented skin lesions suspicious for cancer as is the use of scans and follow up
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Suspicious skin lesions can easily be identified even with the naked eyes.

In brief: Yes

Suspicious skin lesions can easily be identified even with the naked eyes.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Skin

Yes, this is totally appropiate

In brief: Skin

Yes, this is totally appropiate
Dr. Harold Fields
Dr. Harold Fields
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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: I think so.

thats enough for an experienced Doctor, to differentiate benign from suspicious lesions.

In brief: I think so.

thats enough for an experienced Doctor, to differentiate benign from suspicious lesions.
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Lawrence Scalzo
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

he has a trained ye and magnifier with good light equal

In brief: Yes

he has a trained ye and magnifier with good light equal
Dr. Lawrence Scalzo
Dr. Lawrence Scalzo
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