Message from Center for Skin Cancer and Melanoma at Wheeling Hospital
Wheeling Hospital's Center for Skin Cancer and Melanoma is using the latest technology and highly skilled practitioners to detect skin cancer, or melanoma. The most common of all cancers, melanoma accounts for nearly half of all cancer cases in the U.S. More than 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this country each year. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will be reported for more than 76,600 cases of skin cancer in 2013. Melanoma can arise from moles that often have been inconspicuous over years or suddenly appear on healthy skin. In recent years, the number of melanoma cases has increased significantly.
Patients at the center often have a personal or family history of melanoma, or have numerous brown or black skin moles. The latest technology for the prevention,early diagnosis and aftercare of skin cancer,or malignant melanoma,is FotoFinder Bodystudio. The hospital is the only one in the Wheeling-Steubenville-Pittsburgh area,as well as the entire State of West Virginia,to obtain the technology. The system in 10 minutes can document the whole skin surface from head to toe using photography for total body mapping of pigmented skin lesions