Dermatologists detect the world’s smallest skin cancer

A tiny spot on Christy Staats’s cheek measured just 0.65 millimeters—or 0.025 inches—and was almost invisible to the human eye. But with help from state-of-the-art non-invasive technology, an OHSU dermatologist and a multi-disciplinary team confirmed the spot was indeed a melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer.

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