iPhone App In The Fight Against Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer is the one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers of all and it is on the increase particularly in the younger age group. Although we have all seen the stay safe campaigns giving us information on when it’s best to venture out into the sun, topping our skin up with sunblocks and hours of the day to avoid with extreme UV sun rays, it still hasn’t deterred some avid sun worshippers. But today news has come through that an iPhone App is here to help us.

One country in particular which is embracing the new free downloadable app is Australia. Just here, there are more than 1,850 people dying of skin cancer each year. Statistics show that by the age of 70, thee will be two in three Australian people diagnosed with skin cancer. As Yahoo!News points out, the app concentrates on daily weather forecasts including those all important UV levels. Cleverly, it can adjust it’s predictions wherever the user is located including stringent times of when sun block has to be applied.

Australia Cancer Council’s “SunSmart Manager” Sue Heward has said, “ The nice thing about the app is that it’s in your pocket, you don’t have to go to your computer or open up a paper to check.” She went on to say it is particularly beneficial to those who work for long periods outside.

What are your thoughts on iPhone’s new app? Can you see a start of a new trend in combating illness? To find out more head on over to Yahoo!News.

  • http://www.saltwind.com.au Tiff

    This is a great idea, and so nice to see that it is free! Anything that helps to raise awareness in Australians about the dangers of the sun, and shows them what they need to do to prevent skin cancer, is brilliant.

  • Goose

    There is a new app for the iphone called "mole measure" that lets you photo document and measure skin growths. This app helps in early detection of skin cancer.