SKIN CANCER CLASSIFICATION: A DEEP LEARNING APPROACH
Keywords:Skin Cancer, Deep Learning, CNN, Region of Interest
Skin diseases are common in human beings because of significant changes in surrounding environments.The most of these diseases are curable if diagnosed at initial stages. Therefore, earlydiagnosis can spare people’s precious lives. To address these issues, we proposed a novel model based on deep learning to diagnose the skin disease at a preliminary stage using classification. The developedmodel correctly identifies six different skin diseases namely, actinic keratosis, benign keratosis, melanoma,basal cell carcinoma, insects bite and skin acne. Several state-of-the-art algorithms are examinedon benchmark datasets (International Skin Imaging Collaboration (ISIC) 2019 dataset andUCI Data Center) for accuracy, precision, recall and F1-score metrics. The results show that convolutionalneural network (CNN) has a distinct superiority over its peers with accuracy rate of97%, precision 91%, recall 91% and F1-score 91%. This system will provide skin care handlingservices that are precise and accurate and help the dermatologist in early diagnosis of skin diseases
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