Sweden launches first ever cancer app
A hospital in western Sweden is the first in the world to use smartphones to help diagnose skin cancer. A doctor can take a photo of a patient’s condition with their phone, and then using a phone application, they send the picture to the specialist doctor, and get a diagnosis within two days.
Specialist John Paoli says that they have tested the app at 20 local health centres and two skin clinics and seen that patients with malignant melanoma can get operated on straight away thanks to this app.
Sweden has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the world, but 300 million SEK is wasted every year by removing harmless skin blemishes.