Skin Checks, Melanoma Awareness, Preventative Tips, Skin Cancer
Here are some of the frequently asked questions we get about having a Full Body MoleMap skin cancer check.
Who should have a Full Body MoleMap?
How accurate are we?
At MoleMap we take the early detection of melanoma very seriously. By combining our technology during your skin cancer check with the skills of expert dermatologists we are doing everything possible to accurately detect melanoma skin cancer at the earliest possible stage. After all, the earlier we can detect melanoma, the greater your chances of a full recovery.
The initial Full Body MoleMap consultation with a melanographer takes one hour. This enables us to capture digital images during your skin cancer check of all your visible lesions that are then assessed by our specialists. Why? Because we take your concerns seriously so by the time you leave us we want you to feel assured and confident that we have captured all relevant information for our expert dermatologists to make an accurate assessment.
Will I have to wait long to get my assessment?
In New Zealand, there are often long waiting lists to see a specialist. Having a skin cancer check with MoleMap provides almost instant access to a dermatologist opinion. MoleMap enables you to act quickly, putting you more in control of your situation.
What if I am still concerned after my skin cancer check?
MoleMap takes patient concerns seriously so if you are still concerned about a lesion after your initial skin cancer check you can come back, free of charge*, for another dermatologist opinion. Occasionally the dermatologist will also ask to do a free three month review of some lesions. This is entirely normal – they are just ensuring that they are making the correct diagnosis and don’t want to surgically remove lesions unless they need to.
What is MoleMap's main point of difference?
MoleMap is not just a point in time assessment of your skin but a lifelong partnership that helps you avoid the tragic effects of melanoma skin cancer. All moles imaged during your initial skin cancer check are encrypted and stored away in a central server and act as a baseline or reference point for ongoing MoleMap assessments.
What is a melanographer?
A melanographer is a registered nurse who is specially trained to detect skin cancer. All MoleMap melanographers are female to provide maximum comfort and dignity to our patients during their skin cancer check. They are passionate about what they do and will pass on plenty of information and useful tips about skin cancer and how to reduce your odds of getting skin cancer in the future. This helps put you in control of the risks posed by skin cancer.
Do you have nationwide coverage?
Having a nationwide presence and your personal history stored on a central database enables you to continue having MoleMaps no matter where you live. To book a MoleMap appointment today phone 0800 MOLEMAP or click here to make an online booking.
It is important to note, especially if you are at high risk of getting melanoma, that you also continue having regular clinical assessments with your GP or specialist.
*offer must be taken up within 12 months of the initial consultation.
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Note: This quick questionnaire is designed to give you an idea of your personal skin cancer risk factors.
It isn’t intended to be a substitute for medical advice or diagnosis – please contact us if you have any questions about your skin cancer risk.
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