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Telemedicine: Teledermatology in Brazil - Early Skin Cancer Detection

This video describes the Teledermatology Project being performed by the Cyclops Group at the Santa Catarina State Telemedicine Network. It aims at the early detection of various types of skin cancer in isolated communities, mainly fishermen villages, in the southern Brazil coastal area. The project provides digital dermatoscopy and computer equipment to Primary Healthcare Units and offers dermatologists assessment services in a web-based network. People can perform their dermatoscopic examinations at the local Primary Healthcare Unit and their local doctors access the findings report via the Telemedicine Portal. Patients presenting are suspect lesions are sent to a regional hospital for biopsy and treatment.

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