May was Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, but with summer finally here and an increase in sun exposure, melanoma is still top of mind, especially at Hoag Hospital which has launched innovative technology that will revolutionize early detection and prevention for this highly prevalent diagnosis.

Hoag is the first hospital on the West Coast to offer high-risk skin cancer patients access to the VECTRA WB360, the world’s first whole-body 3D photographic imaging system, as part of its comprehensive Melanoma & Skin Cancer Program.

According to information from Hoag, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer rates exceed the national average, which is why Southern California physicians face the increasing challenge of detecting skin cancer early.