Phoenix Children's Sheds Light on Melanoma, Sun Safety

Posted on May 18th, 2012 by

Dr. Ronald Hansen has an eye for skin cancer. Hansen, who is a consultant for the Mayo Clinic in the Northeast Valley and on staff at Phoenix Children's Hospital in Phoenix, said dermatologists can "lock in" on a mole or area of skin that looks abnormal. "All of the people I train and those at Mayo used a hand-held microscope to see the structure of a mole," he said. "In seconds, we can say, 'Those three pieces of clover shape are normal,' or say, 'There are changes in the pigment network and this one has to come off.' "

 

Arizona Republic by Connie Sexton

Tags: Arizona Republic, Cancer, Dermatology, Dr. Ronald Hansen, Mayo Clinic Arizona, melanoma, skin cancer

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