Karlene’s story: skin cancer birthday shock
Cases of melanoma in the USA are rising with 91,270 new cases expected during 2018 according to the American Cancer Society. Despite this, many people are unaware they should check for changes to their skin and smartphone technology has been developed to help.
This chance early detection may have saved her life. The dermatologist biopsied a number of moles and one was confirmed as Stage 0 melanoma. It was removed to prevent it from spreading, which is highly likely in later stage melanomas. If left to grow, melanomas are frequently fatal.
Karlene, whose great grandfather had skin cancer, added: “I never thought it would happen to me – especially when I was 30.
“The Miiskin app has given me peace of mind that I will be able to see any small changes I may have missed otherwise. There is no way I would be able to keep track of so many moles without the technology to help.”
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