25/01/2014

Skin Analytics: Catch Melanoma (or Mole Cancer) Before It Strikes!


Do you love the sun but are too busy to watch over your moles? I know we don't get too much sun in these parts but when it does come out, the parks seem to flood with people, and there lies intermittent bursts of intense sun exposure, which lends us higher risks of melanoma and other skin cancers. Skin Analytics is an online self-screening service that monitors your moles for you. Using accurate image processing technology, it detects changes in moles that might lead to the development of a melanoma.

Skin cancer accounts for 1 in every 3 cancers diagnosed globally, with incident rates doubling every decade. Early detection is critical in treating melanoma and experts agree this is not happening early enough. The online service developed by Skin Analytics enables early home detection of small changes in moles that could be warning signs of melanoma skin cancer.

Detecting skin cancer early is critical


Detecting skin cancer early is critical; if a melanoma grows more than just 1mm deep the survival rate drops by 30%. Spotting one early can be life-saving.

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To use Skin Analytics, you just need to photograph your moles every 1-3 months with your smartphone (iPhone, Android, Nokia what have you), upload the images onto your account, and the image processing software detects changes in moles accounting for different lighting, focal lengths and camera angles. The data is securely and confidentially stored and you can share this information with a dermatologist or GP to help a diagnosis.

Monitoring changes in the shape, size and colour of their moles is easier said than done.


Monitoring changes in the shape, size and colour of their moles is easier said than done as it’s often hard to keep track of what a mole previously looked like. Research suggests people are also leaving it too long before visiting a doctor.


Skin Analytics makes it easier to monitor your moles.


Skin Analytics helps people know about changing moles earlier so that they can take the appropriate action.

You can sign up for a free trial at www.skin-analytics.com. Regular subscriptions are £2.50/month per person or £4/month per family (just the price of a cup of Starbucks per month!)

I have not been compensated for this post in any way shape or form. I just think its a really great idea to help prevent melanoma mole cancer!

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Livia | The Skin and Beauty Blog

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