New York City, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2014
With more than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people diagnosed annually, it is the most common form of cancer in the United States. To kick off Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Bruce Katz, Clinical Professor of Dermatology at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Director of the renowned JUVA Skin & Laser Center in New York is shedding light on the latest device used to monitor and evaluate skin pigmented lesions, making early detection of basal cell carcinoma and melanoma even easier.
The new VEOS HD Dermoscopy from Canfield is a handheld device that Dr. Katz uses to examine both subdermal pigmentation and vascularity or surface structure to determine if the area needs to be biopsied. The exam takes seconds and is administered over the skin. The physician can instantaneously see an exceptionally bright and clear view of the finest detail, making a determination of proper treatment steps more conclusive than ever before.
“Early detection is the best way to ensure that skin cancer can be treated successfully,” said Dr. Bruce Katz. “Since you don’t need x-rays or blood tests to find skin cancer early, this new Veos imaging system combined with patient awareness of warning signs is sure to greatly speed along the detection process. At JUVA we specialize in Mohs micrographic surgery, which is one of the most advanced, most successful, and least invasive forms of skin cancer treatment. This new technology is being heavily utilized and I expect it will lead to more successful treatment outcomes.”
About Dr. Bruce Katz
Dr. Katz, who has been named repeatedly by New York Magazine as one of the best doctors in New York, has been a frequent guest on national and international news shows including the Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, The View, 20/20, Good Morning America, and CNN. Dr. Katz is a leading innovator of advanced laser technology and is internationally recognized as having pioneered Cellulaze, SmartLipo and the “Madonna Lift” as well as other skin rejuvenation techniques.