The Sun: New app scans moles to determine if they’re cancerous – and it’s already saving lives

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Twice as many people die of skin cancer in Britain as in Australia – and a big reason why is our reluctance to slap on sun cream and a hat. More than 90 per cent of melanomas in Australia are curable as they are detected so early.

A new app aims to change all that. SkinVision provides a “risk rating” for skin cancer that claims to be 83 per cent accurate. It uses photos of a person’s moles taken on their smartphone.

Caroline Salmon says the app saved her life. The Cambridgeshire 49-year-old, who is mum to Beatrice, 18, and William, 16, says:

“I’ve always had fair skin but loved nothing more than the great outdoors. I took what I thought were sensible precautions – wearing sun cream on holiday and avoiding sunbeds – but like so many Brits, I seldom used sun cream in the UK.

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SkinVision Customer Stories

"I think it probably saved my life"
Seonaid Sichel
United Kingdom
"SkinVision gave me the confidence to go and ask the doctor"
William Webber
United Kingdom
"The melanoma could have been on my arm for years"
Andrew Bartlett
United Kingdom
"I’m now under strict watch"
Barry Joblin
New Zealand
"I think it probably saved my life"
Seonaid Sichel
United Kingdom
"SkinVision gave me the confidence to go and ask the doctor"
William Webber
United Kingdom
"The melanoma could have been on my arm for years"
Andrew Bartlett
United Kingdom
"I’m now under strict watch"
Barry Joblin
New Zealand

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