Selfie – We all love selfies, and can feel pretty darn great about ourselves with the right makeup & mesmerizing filters.
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed an app that could diagnose pancreatic cancer from a potrait shot of the user.
The app known as Billiscreen works by analyzing the amount of yellow discoloration that is in the whites of the eye ( case of jaundice ) before its detectable to the normal eyes.
Pancreatic cancer typically has a 5 year survival rate of just 9% because its often undetectable until it gets to an advanced stage.
Alex Mariakakis Lead author of the paper detailing the app said ” There is hope if people can do the simple selfie test once a month, in the privacy of their own home, some might detect the disease early enough to undergoe treatment that could save their life ” .
NOTE : Jaundice is a tell – tale sign of pancreatic cancer.