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Detecting and identifying skin problems for early medical diagnosis

1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. More than two people die of skin cancer in the U.S. every hour. Still, people regularly neglect their skin health by skipping routine check ups, tanning, and more. When detected early, the 5-year survival rate for melanoma is 99 percent, yet people routinely put off being examined.
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Nature and Context

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined. Still, many people let questionable skin issues go undiagnosed for a myriad of reasons, including avoiding going to the doctor's office. Technology has made it so remote evaluation is possible. By widely implementing photo recognition skin evaluations, millions of Americans could be diagnosed and saved earlier and at a higher rate.

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Economic Impact

The annual cost of treating skin cancers in the U.S. is estimated at $8.1 billion: about $4.8 billion for nonmelanoma skin cancers and $3.3 billion for melanoma.

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Ideas Description

SkinVision is a unique app that accurately assesses skin cancer risks based on user-uploaded pictures. It has a unique algorithm that can instantly provide a traffic light risk rating for the picture uploaded by your smartphone camera, and helps you select the moles that should be tracked for changes within your own personal gallery. With 8% of over 100,000 users returning a high risk rating, this app can save lives.

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