It has become a common joke that the iPhone has an app for almost anything, but it couldn’t be more right and this has been proven again with a new iOS app called UMSkinCheck. This free app has been launched by the University of Michigan to help people spot the early signs of skin cancer.
UMSkinCheck allows the user to keep a full body photo library that helps to spot early signs, and this is done by tracking lesions and moles, filling out a melanoma risk calculator, and using other methods for a skin cancer self exam. The app also provides access to other videos that help the user learn about melanoma. We have included a video below that features Dr. Michael Sable from the University Melanoma Clinic, and he introduces the app and explains why it had been made.
Would you use an app to keep a full body photo library, which could help detect skin cancer? We think it’s a great idea and the only thing we can see wrong with the app is someone getting hold of all them revealing photos. You can download the app on iTunes here.