The SkinIO photos that led Kathy back to her dermatologist, who diagnosed her with melanoma, almost didn’t happen.
“I was planning to have my husband take my photos. When he got stuck at work I thought about just doing SkinIO another day. My teenage son offered to take the photos on his iPhone. I don’t know which of us was more surprised at how easy it was!”
Kathy’s SkinIO results suggested she see a dermatologist for in-person follow up. Her physician diagnosed her with Stage One melanoma.
“The spot wasn’t huge or particularly concerning. And it was on my back, usually covered up by my bra strap, so it wasn’t something I saw everyday. Without SkinIO I never would have gotten it checked when I did.”
Kathy had the melanoma removed and is fully recovered. But her experience with the deadliest form of skin cancer prompted her to change her lifestyle - and speak up.
“Melanoma is scary because it’s so silent - you just don’t know it’s there until you have a big problem. I was so lucky that SkinIO got me to my dermatologist when it was still in an early stage. I made my husband go to the dermatologist right away and told all of my friends to go get checked. It’s so important.”