Comprehensive melanoma skin check service in West Auckland.
Our West Auckland clinic specialises in mole mapping and skin cancer diagnosis. We provide a relaxed, friendly team who use proven skin-mapping system to diagnose melanoma and other skin cancers early.
Skin-mapping + Melanographers + Dermatologists = accuracy you can trust.
Only MoleMap's proven system combines head-to-toe skin mapping by trained Melanographers with expert diagnosis of any suspicious moles by specialist Dermatologists.
That’s what makes us unique and what makes our skin cancer detection service so effective.
Watch our video so you know what to expect when you come to MoleMap West Auckland – and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
A regular mole check can help prevent melanoma.
We’re right here on the spot
Conveniently located in Maki Street (Westgate Shopping Centre), we service all surrounding areas, including: Massey, West Harbour, Westgate, Royal Heights, Te Atatu Peninsula, Te Atatu, Te Atatu South, Lincoln, Massey West, Ranui, Henderson, Western Heights, Glendene, Kelston, Sunnyvale, Oratia, New Lynn, Titirangi, Green Bay, Blockhouse Bay, Avondale, Lynfield, New Windsor, Owairaka, Mount Albert, Point Chevalier, Waitakere, Hobsonville, Whenuapai, Kumeu and Huapai.
If you’re outside these suburbs, see our other clinics.
Spotted a suspicious looking mole?
If you’re worried about a mole, and think it may have some of the early signs of melanoma, ask your doctor or dermatologist to check it as soon as possible – or book a Full Body MoleMap or SpotChat virtual consultation straight away.
What is melanoma and what is my skin cancer risk level?
While a common mole can become cancerous it is rare and that is why it is crucial to have a regular mole check, particularly if your are medium to high risk - try our risk quiz here. Common moles are usually smaller than five millimetres, are perfectly evenly shaped and have a single colour. You should not expect a mole which has been around for quite some time to become dangerous. However, if you see that it starts changing during your own mole check, you should see a doctor immediately.
On the other hand, not all abnormal moles turn into skin cancer. Abnormal moles are pre-cancerous, but this does not mean they are skin cancer - in fact, most of them never become cancerous. Dermatologists recommend that they are monitored and removed only in case they pose serious danger.
It is also interesting to note that some skin cancer moles do not match all ABCDE criteria that is used to visually detect moles of concern.
A - is for Asymmetry
B - is for Borders that are irregular
C - is for Colour that is uneven
D - is for Diameter larger than 6 millimetres
E - is for Evolving
The reality is that some moles of concern are perfectly round and not asymmetric. You can also find some with fairly smooth edges and even colour, and it is even possible for a dangerous mole to fade into the skin. The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to get a regular skin check or Full Body MoleMap.
Not sure what type of mole check is right for you and your skin? Call us on 0800 665 362 or check out MoleMap’s range of skin cancer detection services here.
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