Only 16% are Routine Follow-up

1050 Total Body Photography Images. Only twelve clients have all routine follow-ups.  77% of Americans do not see a medical professional for annual skin checks. All suspicious lesions were color-coded as a Purple with the recommendation that they receive Sequential Dermoscopic Imaging (SDI) within 90 days. There is no charge for this follow-up service where […]

Top Four Myths for Skin Health

The following is an excerpt from an article by Terry Slevin, the research director at the Cancer Council WA.  Terry’s book, ‘Sun, Skin, and Health,’ is available through CSIRO publishing. Myth # 1. “I’m safe in the shade.” The shade is great – but we can be lulled into a false sense of security. Ambient […]

We are compelled to improve wellness by early detection of skin cancer.

In 2016, while attending the American Academy of Dermatology meeting in Denver, Colorado, my business partner and I met Alexander Witkowski, MD. He was demonstrating the advantages of digital dermoscopy for the early detection of skin cancer. The primary benefit being non-invasive imaging like Con-focal Microscopy. Alexander studied with Dr. Pelacani in Modena, Italy, where […]

Wellness Idea for Employers

Live Life To The Fullest Seventy percent of all skin cancer is discovered by the patient. And since skin cancer is the biggest (most common) of all cancers, employers benefit the most from our services! Skin Cancer is able to be seen with the unaided human eye. By then it may be too late! When […]

Man riding by on horseback?

An old Irish measurement taught to me by Patty Calahan (Mom) Any time we were deciding on if a job was complete, she would say “If a man riding by on horseback would not notice, you’re done” The relaxed pace of riding a horse gives the rider plenty of time to look. This is not […]

COVID-19 – Company update

What is the value of your life? The American healthcare system has been willing to pay over one million dollars in cancer treatment costs to extend the life of any American with health insurance. Jury’s value the loss of life at over $10 million over a lifetime. During the 911 terrorist attack, over 3,000 Americans […]

Virtual Biopsy is non-invasive!

Virtual Biopsy is 100% non-invasive and is now approved by many insurance plans.  The OHSU Skin Imaging Center is the first on the west coast to offer the “Virtual Biopsy” to the ASCS participants. So if the academic dermatologists color codes your ASCS with “Orange”, you should consider getting this performed by Alexander Witkowsky, M.D., […]

You need more than your eyes to find melanoma early!

Over the Thanksgiving dinner table, a physician friend shared their experience with melanoma after learning about our mission.  He told us that: “He had a relatively small, pink, perfectly round border and relatively flat lesion on his upper arm for a few years.  Because he’s a golfer, this past August,  he decided to have his […]