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Embracing apps that can catch skin cancer early

Posted On: 22 Sep 2020   |   Posted By: Raconteur

Embracing apps that can catch skin cancer early

Early detection can make all the difference when treating skin cancer. Consequently, the number of skin diagnosis and mole monitoring apps has multiplied over the past five years. A 2017 study, for instance, found there had been an 80.8 per cent growth in dermatology apps since 2014.
But do such telemedicine apps create more problems than solutions? Or can sophisticated, regulated technology, artificial intelligence and telemedicine products streamline patient pathways and ease the burden of healthcare professionals, detecting more cases of malignant melanoma?
Healthcare professionals overstretched
Skin disorders are extremely common and the number of people who develop malignant melanoma in Britain has risen faster than any other common cancer. Between 2013-14 and 2017-18 GP referrals for dermatology increased by 15 per cent to 1.16 million a year, according to NHS England.
The coronavirus pandemic has meant many routine screenings, and urgent referrals and treatments, have been delayed or cancelled,...

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