It is important for solid organ transplant recipients to recognize that they are at increased risk of developing skin cancer. Overexposure to UV radiation is a serious risk factor for the general population but is especially dangerous for those individuals on immunosuppressive medications.
This app offers educational materials that include an overview of the problem and risk factors, self-examination tutorial, photographic atlas of common skin lesions, and informational video.
Additional features allow users to photograph concerning skin changes and submit them directly to healthcare providers. A list of dermatologists specializing in transplant patient skin care is included.
The app further provides location-based UV Index information, allowing users to prepare for safe enjoyment of outdoor activities.