Skin cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer, and if caught early it’s also one of the most treatable. Unfortunately, however, many people ignore signs of a problem, refusing to head to the dermatologist for a skin cancer screening. Well, now there may be an alternative to the doctor: skin cancer detection apps.
Fitting neatly into a culture that loves fitness wearables and other health trackers, skin cancer detection apps like SkinVision have been publicized as matching dermatologists when it comes to identifying melanoma. Though the technology is still in its early phases, we may be seeing the first signs of a diagnostic revolution that puts more power in the hands of patients. [Read more…]