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Life-Saving Melanoma Treatment Delayed When Smartphone Apps Get Diagnosis Wrong



Smartphone apps where you can upload photos of skin lesions and have them analyzed for likelihood of cancer can get it wrong an alarming number of times. This is the finding of a new US study whose authors warn that users who rely on such assessments instead of going to the doctor with their concerns could be delaying a correct diagnosis of melanoma and timely, life-saving treatment…

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