Now anyone can screen themselves for melanoma in their own homes.

Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System has developed an app that allows users to screen for skin cancer by using their mobile phones. The app, UMSkinCheck, provides a step-by-step guide where the user has to take a series of 23 photos from different parts of the body. These photos provide a baseline for future comparisons where the user can monitor changes to a skin lesion over time.

Michael Sabel, M.D., associate professor of surgery at the U-M Medical School, was the lead physician involved in developing the app. He explained that:

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