SkinVision Blog

Useful information on skin cancer, melanoma, skin moles, and how to keep your skin healthy. For medical information about skin cancer, check our library.

UV Protection Tips

What is the UV index? The UV Index is an international measurement that indicates the daily strength of UV rays.  It’s a tool that allows

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UV Rays – what are they and how can we protect ourselves from them?

On average 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer at some point in their lifetime, with UV exposure being the biggest cause of the disease. According to Cancer Research UK, just one case of severe sunburn every two years heavily increases your chances of getting melanoma skin cancer. 

The UV stands for Ultra Violet – basically, a ray that is invisible to the human eye. This is why sunburn does not show up straight away, as well as wrinkles which can develop over time.

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UV-Fasion
Press Release

SkinVision and UV-Fashions team up to fight skin cancer

AMSTERDAM, 7 May 2020 – Spring and warm weather are here to stay for the coming months. Despite the fact that many aspects of our daily lives have changed drastically, responsible sun behaviour and timely detection of skin cancer remain more important than ever.

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Basal Cell Carcinoma Prevention
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7 Tips for Basal Cell Carcinoma Prevention

Basal cell carcinoma is currently the most common Skin Cancer. It is important to be aware of the options to prevent yourself and the people around you. More information on basal cell carcinoma prevention? Read here our 7 tips.

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The current situation in New Zealand
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Melanoma: The current situation in New Zealand

New Zealand has, together with Australia, the highest melanoma incidence in the world. The combination of skin type and UV impact from the sun put the inhibitors of New Zealand at high risk. So let’s take a closer look at the current melanoma situation in NZ.

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Why is skin cancer so common in Australia?

Australia has a confluence of factors that put the population at risk of skin cancer. According to Cancer Council Australia, there are more than 750,000 people treated for one or more non-melanomas in Australia each year. Currently, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer before the age of 70. In fact, it was estimated that 15,229 new cases of melanoma alone would be diagnosed in 2019 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare).

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Skin Cancer
Press Release

Milestone for SkinVision: Three Important Certifications Achieved

SkinVision, the leading app for early skin cancer detection, recently achieved three important ISO certifications. The British Standards Institution (BSI), awarded SkinVision ISO 13485:2016 for its quality management system. Additionally, BSI awarded the company ISO 27001:2013 for information security management, as well as the Dutch national standard NEN 7510:2017, which includes additional requirements to ISO 27001:2013, specifically for healthcare providers in the Netherlands, where SkinVision is based. 

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Skin Cancer
Press Release

New Study Finds SkinVision Detects 95% of Skin Cancer 

Amsterdam, 12 September 2019​ – An international group of researchers working with Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC) in the Netherlands determined that SkinVision – the first CE-marked skin cancer application based on extensive clinical trials – has a sensitivity of 95.1% in detecting the most common forms of skin cancer. 

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Skin Cancer
Press Release

SkinVision Joins the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator

Smartphone App for Skin Cancer Risk Selected to Join DigitalHealth.London Accelerator

SkinVision, a mobile application driving early skin cancer detection by empowering individuals to monitor their skin for early signs of skin cancer, has been selected to join the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator. 

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Skin Cancer
News

SkinVision to Join NHS Innovation Accelerator

App empowering people to monitor themselves for early signs of skin cancer selected to join NHS Innovation Accelerator

SkinVision, An app which empowers people to monitor themselves for early signs of skin cancer is one of four new technologies supporting earlier diagnosis and prevention of cancer, selected to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator.

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Chickenpox Vaccine
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What is the Chickenpox Vaccine?

The vast majority of you reading this article, whether you remember it or not, will have gone through the itchy agony of chickenpox. Many of us have been left with scars from spots our parents couldn’t quite stop us itching, but not all children and parents today need to experience chickenpox distress. This is due to the chickenpox vaccine.

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Skin Cancer
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How to use SkinVision

This video quickly lays our how to use SkinVision, to ensure that you can make the most of the program.

The SkinVision service is used by over a million people across the globe and has helped in the recognition of over 27,000 skin cancers. It is our aim to save 250,000 lives in the next decade.

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SkinVision
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New Zealand Partnership Finds 60 Skin Cancers in First Two Months

Accuro Insurance, a New Zealand owned and operated health insurance provider, rolled out a new membership benefits programme for its members in December of 2017. The long-standing benefit program has seen Accuro’s members gaining access to everything from dentists to health foods. The newest partnership has produced a potentially life-saving result far closer to home than ever expected.  

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The Story of UK Business Woman who found Skin Cancer using SkinVision

“It all started when I got a freckle on my lower back that became a little itchy”, so starts the story of Emma Proctor, a 37-year-old Business Owner from Preston, Lancashire. “I didn’t think much of it at the time, but then one day I realised there was a bit of blood. It was on my lower back in an extremely awkward position to see properly, with a mirror I managed to see that it was looking a little different”.

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Library

5 Essential Steps to Healthy Skin

Our skin is our largest and most visible organ. It is comprised of three layers: the epidermis (outer layer), the dermis (middle layer), and the subcutis (base layer). This multi-layer organ is not only our shield from the environment and the element keeping our internal organs in place, but it is also a dynamic part of our body constantly regenerating, exuding protective substances, and creating vitamin D to keep our bodies operating efficiently. Despite that the skin is such an advanced system capable of maintaining itself, what can we do keep a healthy skin?

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