Friday, 6 July 2018

Apps which diagnose skin cancer are UNRELIABLE and are not a substitute for going to the doctor

Apps which diagnose skin cancer are UNRELIABLE and are not a substitute for going to the doctor Mobile apps which claim to detect skin cancer could be endangering the public because they are not regulated, scientists claim.

The apps do not notice all 'red flag' symptoms of skin cancer, according to researchers, and are not a replacement for going to see a doctor.

People should also take the apps' recommendations with a pinch of salt, experts say, and always go to a doctor if they suspect something is wrong.

Researchers worry the technology is not tested thoroughly to make sure they work, may not have expert advice when they are being made, and the software which identifies problems might be flawed. The Daily Mail

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