Frequent question: Is there an app for checking moles?

Miiskin. Miiskin is a paid “aka premium” app. It uses high-res photography to take photos of large parts of your body. The app allows the user to compare individual moles over time to detect changes.

What is the best mole checker app?

Popular skin cancer apps

  • UMSkinCheck. The University of Michigan launched a free app that guides users through a full home skin check exam. …
  • MoleMapper. The Oregon Health & Science University developed this app. …
  • Miiskin. This app also allows users to take pictures to track their moles over time. …
  • MoleScope. …
  • SkinVision.

Are mole checker apps accurate?

Please don’t put all your faith in these apps as research shows they are, at best, only 81% accurate in their detection ability. I know of two patients who used the apps and it told them their moles were low risk – it turned out to be melanoma.

How do you check your own moles?

Use a hand-held mirror to look at areas that are hard to see. One part of a mole or birthmark doesn’t match the other. The edges are irregular, ragged, notched, or blurred. The color is not the same all over and may include shades of brown or black, sometimes with patches of pink, red, white, or blue.

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How accurate is SkinVision app?

SkinVision was found to have a sensitivity of 80% and a specificity of 78% for the detection of malignant of premalignant lesions but was poorly validated against expert recommendations. The app currently has a CE mark and can operate in Europe as a medical device.

Can pharmacists check moles?

The ScreenCancer process

If you have concerns regarding a mole or lesion on your body, you should have this checked. You should either see your GP, or you can simply visit a local pharmacy delivering the mole scanning service in partnership with ScreenCancer.

What is SkinVision app?

SkinVision is a premium, paid for medical service that helps you assess skin spots and moles for the most common types of skin cancer. Take a photo of the skin spot with your smartphone and you receive a risk indication by SkinVisions clinically validated technology within 30 seconds.

How does Miiskin app work?

The Miiskin app helps you to track your skin and moles for changes by using photos to create a snapshot of your skin’s appearance. Miiskin will help you routinely check your skin for changes with convenient reminders. Miiskin does not try to diagnose skin cancer or tell you that you are at risk or not.

Is the SkinVision app free?

You can use some features of SkinVision for free including our risk profile and skin type quizzes, storing images of your moles and accessing UV information in your area.

How fast does melanoma spread?

Melanoma can grow very quickly. It can become life-threatening in as little as 6 weeks and, if untreated, it can spread to other parts of the body. Melanoma can appear on skin not normally exposed to the sun. Nodular melanoma is a highly dangerous form of melanoma that looks different from common melanomas.

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