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Smartphones can be used to detect skin cancer where high-powered microscopes are unavailable. Dermatologists tested specimens with a smartphone microscope make with a $14 lens, a small piece of plastic, and tape. Using this device, samples could be photographed and sent to an expert for interpretation. Ninety percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and 60% of melanomas were detected, according to to findings in the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.
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