University of the West of Scotland introduces a new app which helps doctors to diagnose cancer in early stages using information about symptoms, signs and images of what to look out for. The app works by analyzing the four distinct kinds of pancreatic cancer; samples were taken from 156 patients with the disease.
Scotland Launches a New App to Help Doctors Diagnose Cancer
Scotland Health Secretary Shona Robison said:
‘This app, which has been developed in partnership with health professionals and patients, will make it easier and quicker for doctors, pharmacists and senior nurses to access information on referral for those suspected of having cancer,’
‘Improving the number of patients diagnosed at an early stage will reduce premature deaths from cancer and have a positive effect on overall life expectancy,’
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the disease claims nearly 500,000 lives in India and 700 lives in Scotland annually. To reduce this rate, this app will help a lot because this App will early diagnosis of cancers that are curable can go a long way in controlling the disease.
‘Mobile devices are becoming an integral part of GPs’ (general practitioners’) equipment and apps like this are part of the future of primary care and for GPs keeping knowledge up to date,’
said Dr Douglas Rigg, a Glasgow-based GP who was involved in the development of the app.
The App is available on Apple and Google app stores. you can download it absolutely free.