Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate, anyone can get it. Yet, certain factors may put you at higher risk. This includes fair skin, skin that burns easily, having a large number of moles, and a family or personal history of skin cancer. Learn more about the risk factors for skin cancer or take the Skin Cancer Risk Quiz.
You’ve noticed a new or strange-looking mole. Or maybe an existing mole has changed in shape, colour, or size. Guessing you want an accurate diagnosis—and quick? But who’s the best person to see for a skin check?
For most people, their local GP is the go-to for any immediate health matters. Some GPs specialise in skin health and can perform a skin examination. Yet, if melanoma or skin cancer is suspected it’s highly likely you’ll be referred to a dermatologist or skin cancer clinic, like MoleMap, for a Full Body MoleMap and dermatologist diagnosis.
Dermatologists are skin specialists. But a referral is often needed, and the wait time can be weeks or even months. When you have a suspicious spot staring you in the face, the last thing you want to do is wait.
There’s also the option of a GP-led skin cancer clinic. Here the GPs have special training in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment.
MoleMap skin cancer clinics combine the expertise of melanographers with the specialist skill of dermatologists. Your suspicious spot will be checked and double checked. No referral necessary, which means you get accurate results faster. Read more about your skin cancer check options.
GPs with specialist training may remove your skin cancer. This is, typically, only the case for small, non-melanoma skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). If melanoma is suspected, it’s likely you will be referred to a dermatologist or skin cancer clinic to confirm the diagnosis.
Our SkinCheck service takes around 15-20 minutes. SkinCheck+, which includes adding full body photography, takes 20-30 minutes. And our most comprehensive service, the Full Body MoleMap, takes approximately 50 minutes, depending on the number of moles you have.
No matter which skin cancer check you choose, the process is thorough, non-invasive, and painless. Don’t worry, your modesty is protected at all times, and you can keep your underwear on.
Full Body MoleMap is our most comprehensive skin cancer detection service. It includes an entire-body skin check along with total body photography, and unlimited free spot checks for 12 months. This service is ideal if you have a high number of moles and want to reduce your risk and proactively monitor your skin for early signs of skin cancer.
Our SkinCheck includes a thorough head-to-toe assessment of your moles, with any atypical lesions imaged and sent for dermatologist diagnosis. This service is ideal if you have a small number of moles and want the reassurance that your skin is healthy. Or, if you’ve spotted a suspicious mole and want a quick and accurate diagnosis.
Want the peace of mind of full body photography, but don’t feel that you need a Full Body MoleMap. Opt for the SkinCheck+. This includes a complete head-to-toe skin assessment. Any suspect moles are imaged and sent for dermatologist diagnosis. However, you also get full body photography. This means you can track and compare your skin and moles over time.