Published 9 months ago, by Roeland Pater

How my smart phone saved my life: Woman's mobile told her she had skin cancer after she scanned a patch of her skin using an app.

The app told her a patch of skin discolouration on her leg was cancerous and required urgent medical attention, potentially saving her life.

Marie Stantiall downloaded the SkinVision app, which analyses skin spots in seconds and alerts the user whether they are low, medium or high risk of developing cancer.

The woman from Marton in New Zealand's North Island was given a red 'high risk' alert, and discovered a spot on her leg was the deadly melanoma, NZ Herald reported.

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