Comprehensive melanoma skin check service in Whanganui.
ADDRESS: 220 WICKSTEED STREET, WHANGANUI
Our Whanganui clinic experienced and caring team will ensure you receive the best possible treatment and care. 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 Whanganui – and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
New Zealand has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world. Regular skin and mole checks is a great way to maximise your chances of identifying an early, otherwise undetected skin cancer.
A regular mole check can help prevent melanoma.
Your local skin cancer detection service
Conveniently located in Wicksteed Street we service all surrounding areas, including: College Estate, Gonville, Tawhero, Castlecliff, Springvale, St Johns Hill, Otamatea, Wanganui East, Bastia Hill, Durie Hill, Putiki, Aramoho, Brunswick, Kaiwhaiki, Whakaihuwhaka, Parikino, Upokongaro, Papaiti, Marybank, Kaitoke, Koitiata, Turakina, Fordell, Kauangaroa, Westmere, Maxwell, Kai Iwi and Rapanui.
If you’re outside these suburbs, see our other clinics.
Got 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 how do you detect it?
Melanoma comes in many shapes and sizes. While most fit the standard ABCD 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 Whanganui, or your doctor.
The MoleMap difference.
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 who are well attuned to how subtle changes can be.
Very early stage melanoma early stage melanoma is difficult to diagnose with the naked eye, and therefore additional tools are required to help identify them. MoleMap 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 a specialist are often 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 as soon as you can. Better still, if you have any of the following risk factors:
- or you just want to know what is going on in your skin, book now with MoleMap Whanganui to create 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.
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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