The Mistake of a Lifetime

One of these moles is harmless, one of them is a life-threatening melanoma.

Dermatologists train for more than a decade to know the difference.

Melanoma is curable if it is caught early—so a correct diagnosis is literally the difference between life and death.

SB695 and HB807 would allow nurses to diagnose skin cancer without back up from a supervising dermatologist.

For a patient with melanoma, that could be the mistake of a lifetime.

PROTECT PATIENT SAFETY— OPPOSE SB 695 AND HB807.

*In the above example, the larger mole is benign. The smaller one is cancerous.

View a pdf of this handout, courtesy of the NC Dermatology Association here.

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