With skin cancer, early detection is very important. This is why regular checks and mole maps are so important. Melanoma accounts for nearly 80% of all skin cancer deaths.
Thanks to specialised imaging equipment and advanced software, mole mapping and digital dermoscopy are proven successful ways to identify cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions at an early stage. We take high resolution photos of each mole, then enhance these for medical assessment. We use an advanced high-tech mapping software called DermEngine to create a customised body diagram that helps us maintain an accurate record of all lesions and moles on your skin. This non-invasive technique uses cutting edge algorithms to detect and diagnose by comparing your moles images with extensive image databases of known skin cancers and precancerous lesions. Using this, we can easily pick up changes in shape or other abnormalities.
We recommend an annual mole map for everyone. If you have a known history or family history of melanoma and other skin cancers, more frequent checks are recommended. Your mole map can help us create a personalised care plan (taking into account your personal and family medical history) and suggest the best possible course of treatments for you when needed.