Our friendly Orewa team has been detecting and diagnosing melanoma and other skin cancers for over two decades.
Mole checks and skin cancer checks are all we do, and we do them thoroughly.
The MoleMap Orewa skin clinic combines a proven skin-mapping system and skin cancer expertise to diagnose melanoma and other skin cancers.
Watch our video so you know what to expect when you come to MoleMap – and feel free to call us if you have any questions.
Take our risk quiz or give us a call to see which service is right for you.
Recommended for Year 2 and beyond. We compare any changes in your skin against the baseline created during your Full Body MoleMap.
Research identifies six important melanoma risk factors
The evidence came from a US study that captured data from 600 individuals, half of whom had a history of melanoma, to determine which factors were most often linked with the development of melanoma. The study underlines the importance of a regular mole check screening program like MoleMap. From the findings the researchers were able to create a new model of the risk factors that could eventually help screen individuals to determine their risk level.
The six factors identified* were:
If you have one of these risk factors then the risk of you getting a melanoma goes up two-three fold over the general population. Individuals with two or more of these risk factors have a five-ten fold increase increase of getting melanoma and people with at least three risk factors are up to 10 – 20 times more likely to develop melanoma.
*Of course these are not the only known melanoma risk factors and there are many other potential contributing causes including:
“Dermatologists continually look for clues as to who is most likely to develop melanoma and this ongoing research will likely help more people understand their own risk factors and may convince them to get a regular skin cancer mole check” said Dr Rigel, clinical professor of the New York University Medical Centre.
Anyone with one or more known melanoma risk factors should conduct a regular self mole check and visit a skin specialist.
To get a mole check by a MoleMap specialist either book online or phone 0800 MOLEMAP (0800 665 3627).