Could a Sticker Save Your Life?

If that sticker is made by DermTech, yes it could.

The DermTech Melanoma Test uses specialized stickers to identify the cancer with incredible accuracy. The company claims that 99% of negative test results are correct. All without the use of one scalpel.

Conducting the test is fairly straightforward. Stickers are applied to suspicious moles. When removed, the stickers contain the skin cells needed by the lab. The exam can be done at a doctor’s office or remotely supervised via telehealth. Lab results are returned within a few days.

This could be a simple and pain-free way of getting to a negative diagnosis. Should results come back otherwise, the doctor can take the next step in confirming a diagnosis.

The next time you are faced with a mole biopsy, ask about the sticker test. It couldn’t hurt.