There is a critical need for better early detection of skin cancer, particularly Melanoma.
Melanoma is one of the deadliest and most common forms of cancer
Nearly one person dies every hour from Melanoma in the USA
The 5-year relative survival rate when detected as early melanoma is over 98%, but less than 20% for melanoma that has spread to distant sites (metastasized). The cost of care increases dramatically!
The incidence of Melanoma has doubled in the last 30 years -
96,480 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with new melanomas in 2019
Over 14,000 people die each year from SCC. Approximately 80% of all skin cancers are BCC, 19% are SCC and 1 % are melanoma.
Overall, the lifetime risk of getting melanoma is highly significant -- about 2.5% (1 in 40) for whites (less for people of color)
Only about 30% of people in the USA ever see a Dermatologist for a skin exam
70% of skin cancers are found by the patient (often after it has progressed too far)
Initial treatment of stage 1 Melanoma can be as little as $1,000 and about $4,000 for Stage 4 initial treatment. The average costs for terminal Melanoma treatment often exceed $40,000. Documented to be over $1 million or certain cases.
Early detection is the key to preventing deaths from Melanoma and reducing the cost of treatment.
DermDetect has a well-developed and proven concept that can provide early and routine screening for skin cancer.Skin Cancer is the most common and fastest rising cancer. Melanoma (the enemy) is one of the biggest cancer killers in 15-34-year-olds! Find skin cancer early and help your doctor up their service. Show your images and report to your doctor easily with cloud-based technology on your Smartphone or we will provide them with free access to our powerful workstation with Teledermatology access! It is time to get screened!
Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, and colon.Between 40 -50 percent of all Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.
One in eighty-five will get melanoma. Your risk of melanoma increase with age.
If you are an employer with more than 100 employees, do you know which one it is? Most likely it is your top producer, who is recently divorced, living on the road, and way to busy to see a dermatologist. When you provide the benefit of skin cancer screening to your employees, you get appreciation, loyalty, and we may save a life!
I recently spoke to a participant who lost his wife (mother of three) to melanoma. He confirmed that her medical bills exceeded $1.5 million. This tragedy may have been prevented with early detection.
Did you know that only 30-40% of new melanoma is found in an existing mole? Melanoma is incipient and your entire skin surface needs an annual screening to detect it early.
Only 1-2% of all skin cancers are melanoma. BCC and SCC are malignant and while not usually lethal, they must be treated. The earlier they are found and treated, the lower the cost and the smaller the scar.
70% of Americans do not see a Dermatologist! 70% of all skin cancer is discovered by the patient!
Dermatologists find melanoma earlier because they know what to look for and some use dermoscopy.
There are 16,440 members of the International Dermoscopy Society. America has less than 500 members that are actively using dermoscopy. Imaging technology is widely used everywhere except in the USA. MetaOptima is new to the USA.
There are approximately 700,000 physicians practicing in the United States today.
Estimates of the current number of practicing dermatologists (excluding residents and fellows) range from 8,050 to 8,500, or approximately 1.2 percent of practicing physicians.
Academic Dermatologists train others to read dermoscopy. Who would you prefer, the student or the teacher?
With imaging and cloud technology, it is now possible to have your images reviewed by an expert while you are screened in rural America. It is good to push your doctor. Show them your images and reports so they can improve the quality of care while we drive down the cost with the latest technology.
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