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Spotting A Killer: Early Detection of Skin Cancer by Health Care Providers

This is an informative video with an overview of skin cancer, what causes it, and what to look for, with a variety of photographic samples of the main types of skin cancer.

Spotting A Killer: Early Detection of Skin Cancer by Health Care Providers

The video is comprised of the following sections:

  • introduction by dermatologist Dr. Jason Rivers
  • a patient profile, where a physiotherapist relates finding a mole on a patient's leg that was diagnosed as melanoma
  • an introduction to UVA, UVB, and UVC rays, with diagrams
  • an overview of skin types and people who are more likely to get skin cancer
  • a case study of a chiropractor examining a patient and recommending referral to doctor for a mole
  • excellent slideshows on samples of basal, squamous, and melanoma cancers
  • a case study of a nurse taking patient's blood pressure, noticing an unusual mole, and recommending doctor has a look
  • an overview on Early Signs of Skin Scancer
  • conclusion with dermatologist Dr. Jason Rivers

Please view this 11 minute video by selecting one of the following three formats:

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NOTE: The video is very large in size and may take several minutes to download, depending on the speed of your modem .