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AAPHC using new technology to determine skin cancer
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AAPHC using new technology to determine skin cancer

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Albany Area Primary Health Care is using technology to determine if someone may have skin cancer. They’re doing this at their medical center in Lee County. They’re using this new technology to give patients some answers, but also to lower the number of patients dermatologists see.According to the CDC, melanoma is the most deadly type of skin cancer, and it’s also the most common form of cancer in the U.S.Catching skin cancer at its earliest stage is important for treatment. To help with that, Dr. Sam Waling, a physician at Albany Area Primary Health Care, is using dermoscopy.It’s essentially a microscope attached to an iPhone. Waling holds the camera to a spot on a person’s arm, and a few seconds later, he has a digital scan. Using that scan, he can send it to a dermat...