Smart phone apps can detect cancer with a percentage of accuracy.
Niki Duddridge is a mother of three. She also has a grandchild and enjoying all of them is high on her priority list. When she noticed an article in a women’s magazine about a cancer detection phone app, her curiosity piqued.
Niki followed the directions of the application and began with pictures of moles on her body. Most of them were not of concern. However, one small mark on her ankle was detected “Red warning.” This needed further investigation.
After a visit to the doctor, she was diagnosed with melanoma. The mark on her ankle wasn’t isolated. There were several others her doctor found. Fortunately, they caught the skin cancer early enough to remove and now Niki is cancer free. She is thanking her lucky stars for her smartphone cancer app.
It is undeniable that high-tech applications are replacing people in the workplace. Additionally, simple at home tests we can do to make our lives easier is remarkable.
Life would be so much easier if we didn’t have to run to the doctor for every ache, pain or concern. A Smart phone might make this possible. Of course, it’s always good to get a second and third opinion. One by a computer and a few by human doctors could be lifesaving.
There are a few phone apps detecting cancer available:
SkinVision will find moles, saves pictures and will monitor skin daily.
This app is available from iPhone App Store
Google Play puts out Mole Detective
Mostly the apps were are in the range of 81% accurate in melanoma detection.
No application at this point can be the sole determinant nor can diagnosing oneself.
The apps are not to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Nevertheless, if early detection could be done personally, seeking confirmation from your doctor could be the next step to saving your life. Just like in the case of Niki Duddridge.
There are applications for many tests such as, blood pressure, red cell count, anemia, and pulmonary assessment just to name a few. With the advances in science and biotech, it is possible we can learn to take control of our wellness. Certainly, we have more invested interest than a doctor does.
Thanks to Big Pharma and what we know about the medical industry with all the extra tests ordered and insurance costs rising, I vote for a new way to take care of our health. Doctors have value when they are reliable and trustworthy. In the world today, a cancer app could save many lives and help doctors do their jobs properly.
We have the right to ask questions and receive answers about our health. Early detection cancer apps could be the first step towards the opportunity.