Our friendly Whangarei team have 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 Whangarei 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.
60% of all melanomas are noticed by owners doing their own mole check
Melanoma comes in many shapes and sizes. While most fit the standard ABCDE criteria, other melanoma are a little more cunning, but because you know your skin, you may notice something. The problem is, that whilst people may notice a worrying mole during a mole check, many delay bringing it to the attention of their doctor. In fact, studies suggest that it can take upwards of 12 months for some people (particularly males) to seek medical attention about worrisome moles – and for some people that might be too long.
In addition to the ABCD, if you notice any moles during a self mole check that fit the general “E” for Evolution criteria of:
You should immediately bring them to the attention of MoleMap Whangarei, or your doctor.
To find melanoma earlier we need to look for different, more subtle indicators that change is going on. You can help this process by looking for the above during your own mole check, but the reality is that there are experts (like MoleMap Whangarei) who are well attuned to how subtle changes can be.
Very early stage melanoma is considerably more difficult to diagnose with the naked eye, and therefore require additional tools to help identify them. MoleMap dermatologists use tools such as dermoscopy and digital serial dermoscopy that enable them to pick up melanoma that would otherwise have to grow significantly before they would be noticed during a mole check. That is why melanoma discovered by Dermatologists are less invasive and have better survival outcomes than those discovered by patients.
If you have any moles that worry you, don’t leave it until it is too late, get them seen by a dermatologist.
Better still, if you have any of the following risk factors:
Or just want to know what is going on in your skin, book now with MoleMap Whangarei. Not only will your skin and moles be seen by a Dermatologist, but you will also have a record of your skin for life. This means that if you suspect change in a mole any time in the future, a quick visit to MoleMap will provide the answer.
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So if you’re concerned about a mole or are at risk, don’t wait until it is too late – call MoleMap for a comprehensive mole check on 0800 MOLEMAP (0800 665 3627) or book online now.