Catch Skin Cancer Early with the GetSkinHelp App
Skin cancer is highly treatable when caught early.
Problem is that people often need to wait for weeks and months to see a skin specialist to have their skin lesion checked-out. But that is all about to change. , a Canadian-made mobile app using patent-pending technology, will soon allow you to screen for the presence (and type) of skin cancer right on your phone.
And best of all, it will be free!
Catching Skin Cancer Before It Is Too Late
We all know how much of a hassle it can be to screen for skin cancer.
Booking appointments; paying for parking; and making arrangements with your employer can all be a huge burden and can even act as a deterrent to a healthy approach to skin cancer prevention.
Once available, people who download the GetSkinHelp app will get a pixel-by-pixel analysis of their skin lesion using state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. They will then be given the option to schedule a virtual appointment with a skin specialist (within days, sometimes even hours) to determine next steps.
The AI and virtual consultations with doctors can give you quick answers for your troubling questions.
- Is this nothing to worry about?
- Is this something a prescription can fix?
- Is this something that needs to be checked out right away?
The AI technology provided through the GetSkinHelp app is a huge step forward in helping people get a better understanding and urgency of their skin condition. Canadians are now better equipped to catch skin cancer in its early stages and expedite treatment for individuals with serious cases.
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Dysplastic nevus.
- Benign keratosis-like
- Vascular lesions
- Melanocytic nevus
In addition to screening for skin cancer, the AI will also:
- Suggest urgency and next steps for treatment.
- Offer the user the option to schedule an appointment with a licensed Canadian doctor.
- Hold doctor’s appointments virtually right through the app.
These services are fully integrated with Canadian provincial health plans (except Quebec), so there are no out-of-pocket costs whatsoever!
Based in Toronto, Ontario, the team was co-founded by a doctor and entrepreneur who have both faced the ravages of skin cancer and skin disease. They chose to combine forces during Spring 2020 Pandemic Lockdown and build 21st Century technology that would not only offer people tools on how to get the skin help they need, but also streamline services to lessen the bureaucratic burden on the Canadian healthcare system.