App to assistance doctors mark cancer signs

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A new app to assistance doctors with referrals for patients suspected of carrying cancer has been launched.

It facilities a discerning anxiety beam for health professionals, including information on symptoms, signs and images of what to demeanour out for.

It is accessible as a giveaway download around a Apple and Google app stores.

The Scottish supervision consecrated a growth of a app chronicle of a Scottish Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer.

It was constructed by a Scottish Centre for Enabling Technologies, formed during a University of a West of Scotland.

The app can be ceaselessly updated when a user is in a wi-fi zone, giving them a latest information as fast as possible. It can also be used offline.

‘Quick access’

Health Secretary Shona Robison said: “This app, that has been grown in partnership with health professionals and patients, will make it easier and quicker for doctors, pharmacists and comparison nurses to entrance information on mention for those suspected of carrying cancer.

“The progressing a cancer is diagnosed and treated, a improved a presence outcomes.

“Improving a series of patients diagnosed during an early theatre will revoke beforehand deaths from cancer and have a certain outcome on altogether life expectancy.

“I would therefore titillate all applicable health professionals to download and use this giveaway app.”

Dr Douglas Rigg, a Glasgow GP who was concerned in a growth of a app, said: “The app brings us discerning entrance to information to support clinical decision-making.

“Mobile inclination are apropos an constituent partial of GPs’ apparatus and apps like this are partial of a destiny of primary caring and for GPs gripping believe adult to date.”