Image quality of four different lesions included in the study. Clinical and dermoscopic images of (1a, 1b) a spitzoid nodular melanoma; (2a, 2b) a seborrheic keratosis; (3a, 3b) a basal cell carcinoma; and (4a, 4b) a dysplastic nevus. [Copyright ©2013 Börve et al.]
12,000 people die of skin cancer every year in the USA. Unlike most cancers, skin cancer has a very high survival rate if detected early enough. Studies from Australia show that education and proactive screening can save people from skin cancer deaths. Today we introduce HÜD, the first dermoscope designed for the home.
A dermoscope is a magnifying glass with LED light that is used in everyday practice in the dermatology clinic. With HÜD, now you as the consumer can screen worrisome lesions from home.
If you have more than 3 possible skin cancer lesions that you want examined, we recommend you to see a dermatologist for a full body assessment. However our service is well suited to check out one off lesions that worry you between regular checkups. You can use the dermoscope on yourself and, your kids or your partner.
From our research to date, skin cancer lesions are difficult to assess with only a smartphone camera. However, with the dermoscope our scientific studies have shown comparable results with an inpatient visit to the dermatologist.