Skin Cancer

A guide to understanding your My MoleMap report

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Team MoleMap Creator
Posted 01/03/21

My MoleMap is our personalised patient website app, where you can manage all of your MoleMap info in one spot, including viewing your clinical reports, and making or changing bookings.

You may have used our old My MoleMap link in the past to view reports – this is a significant upgrade to ensure you (and your doctor) can easily access your latest report, images and any recommendations on your next steps. The main features include:

  • At-a-glance viewing: view all your MoleMap clinical reports in all one place on your personal, confidential website page.
  • Know your next steps: instantly see which moles or lesions require action, such as further monitoring or surgical removal. Moles and lesions are grouped by the action required, with the highest priority items listed first on your report.
  • See your MoleMap body shots: Access high-definition body shots and close-up images taken during your last visit.
  • Print or download: It’s easy to download or print out your report if you wish to.
  • Easier to understand: We’ve simplified our language and included a glossary of terms should you need it.
  • For new reports only: after your next MoleMap appointment, your report will be uploaded onto My MoleMap – any older reports will have a download link.

Like all new technology, finding your way around your My MoleMap app can take a bit of figuring out, so we’ve compiled a simple step-by-step guide to help you through it.

My Molemap report view

Above: To see your report, click on the ‘VIEW REPORT’ button. You can also click 'Reports' in the menu to access all of your reports.

Step 1: Sign in

Click here to sign up to your personal My MoleMap app – simply include the email you want to use and create a personalised password (don’t forget to keep it in a safe place).

Step 2: View your report

Your My MoleMap page should look like this. If you’ve recently had an appointment with us – and been notified that your report is ready to view – you should be able to see a ‘View Report’ button on the page.

My Molemap report view lesions

Above: The Your Report page provides provides an overview of your diagnosis - click each box to find more detailed information.

Step 3: Check your next steps

Once you’ve clicked on ‘View Report’, you should see a page like this – as you can see, moles and lesions have been grouped by the action required. Click on each box to see your next steps.

My Molemap your report view

Above: The report may provide more actions for you to take - click on each bar to find more information

Step 4: View your actions for each mole/lesion

If you click on the ‘action required’ box, it’ll give you a breakdown of the next steps needed – which could range from having the mole excised (surgically removed) to checking it again in 3, 6 or 12 months.

If there are no actions required, that’s great news! Keep monitoring your moles yourself regularly and book your next appointment in 12 or 24 months as advised by your MoleMap Melanographer.

You can view a summary of all possible actions at the bottom of this page.

My Molemap your report images view

Above: Click on the 'View Images' tab to see the images from your appointment.

Step 5: View your images

If you click on the ‘view images’ tab, you can see your confidential body shots and close-up images from your appointment. You can use the close-up images to self-check for any changes in your moles or lesions between appointments.

Note: before you click on ‘view images’ make sure you’re in a private spot, as some of the images are ‘for your eyes only’! You can also choose to disable your images if you’d prefer not to have them online – you can do this in your preferences.

My Molemap how to book your appoinment

Above: You can book your next appointment by clicking on 'Appointments'.

Step 6: Book your next appointment

Need to book a follow-up appointment to have a mole or moles reviewed? You can do this through My MoleMap as well – simply click on ‘appointments’ and fill in the tabs at the bottom of the page. Easy!

Need a hand figuring it out?

No problem, simply call our helpful MoleMap team on 0800 665 362 and they’ll talk you through it.

ACTION DEFINITIONS

Listed below are all possible post-appointment recommendations that can appear in your report.

Excise likely melanoma

We strongly recommend that you arrange an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible for surgical removal of this lesion as it is highly suspicious of melanoma.

Excise possible melanoma

We strongly recommend that you consult your doctor as soon as possible to arrange for the surgical removal of this lesion as it is suspicious of melanoma.

Excise to remove doubt

This lesion has some areas of concern and should be surgically removed to eliminate any possibility of skin cancer. Please arrange to visit your doctor at your earliest convenience to discuss management.

Diagnostic biopsy

This lesion has some areas of concern and we recommend that you see your doctor or specialist at your earliest convenience for biopsy to determine appropriate future treatment.

Non-melanoma lesion - biopsy/other treatment

The images of this lesion are consistent with a non-melanoma skin cancer. We strongly recommend that you consult your doctor as biopsy or topical treatment recommended.

Actinic/Solar Keratosis treatment

Actinic/Solar keratosis is a benign but premalignant lesion. It may develop into a non-melanoma skin cancer. Clinical management is recommended.

Re-image/review

A diagnosis is not possible due to image quality, this could be due to a difficult imaging site or other quality factors which occurred when the image was taken. Please arrange for this lesion to be re-imaged. You will not be charged for the re-image visit. If this is not convenient, highlight this lesion to your doctor for a clinical examination.

Specialist Assessment

We recommend that you see your doctor for a referral or current specialist for appropriate management.

Consult GP/specialist

We recommend that you see your doctor or current specialist for appropriate management.

Clinical assessment

This lesion shows early signs of skin cancer and clinical management by your doctor is recommended.

3 Months

Please arrange for an appointment to re-image this lesion in 3 months to monitor for change. If it changes significantly in the meantime or if you develop new concerns, please arrange for a review earlier.

6 Months

Please arrange for an appointment to re-image this lesion in 6 months to monitor for change. If it changes significantly in the meantime or if you develop new concerns, please arrange for a review earlier.

12 Months

Please arrange for an appointment to re-image this lesion in 12 months to monitor for change. If it changes significantly in the meantime or if you develop new concerns, please arrange for a review earlier.

Self-monitor

The lesion has some unusual features which may carry a risk of change. You should self-monitor this lesion, and if it changes significantly, arrange for review in clinic or with your GP/specialist.

No change observed

No significant changes are visible when compared with previous images

No reason for concern

Based on the images, this lesion is benign. There are no suspicious features of skin cancer visible. No action is required. However, if it changes or if you develop new concerns, please get it reviewed again.

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