The incidence of people under 30 developing melanoma is increasing faster than any other demographic group, soaring by 50 percent in young women since 1980. Melanoma primarily affects individuals in the prime years of life and is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and the second most common cancer in adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old. Although melanoma is most common in Caucasians, melanoma can strike men and women of all ages, all races and all skin types.
“There has been a dramatic increase in the number of melanoma cases the world over in the past few decades. But what’s most important is not the rise in the number of cases, but that with early detection, it’s curable with a 90 to 95 percent success rate,” explains Stephen D. Barnhill, M.D., Chairman and CEO of Health Discovery Corporation. “We see great potential in MelApp becoming part of the monthly skin self-exams recommended by The National Cancer Institute and the American Academy of Dermatology.”
MelApp by Health Discovery Corporation launches with a special limited time introductory price of $1.99 and is currently available in
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About Health Discovery Corporation
Health Discovery Corporation is a molecular diagnostics company that uses advanced mathematical techniques to analyze large amounts of data to uncover patterns that might otherwise be undetectable. It operates primarily in the emerging field of personalized medicine where such tools are critical to scientific discovery. Its primary business consists of licensing its intellectual property and developing its own product line of biomarker-based diagnostic tests that include human genes and genetic variations, as well as gene, protein, and metabolic expression differences and image analysis in digital pathology and radiology. For more information, see
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