Comprehensive melanoma skin check service in Crows Nest
Our Crows Nest clinic specialises in mole mapping and skin cancer diagnosis. We provide a relaxed, friendly team who use proven skin-mapping system to diagnose melanoma and other skin cancers early.
Australia’s UV rates are among the highest in the world, and every bit of UV damage all adds up. Even incidental sun exposure can increase your melanoma risk, which is why it’s crucial to have a regular skin and mole checks to maximise your chances of identifying an early, otherwise undetected skin cancer.
Watch our video so you know what to expect when you come to MoleMap Crows Nest – and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
A regular mole check can help prevent melanoma.
We’re right here on the spot
Conveniently located on Clarke Street, we service all surrounding areas including: St Leonards, Gore Hill, Artarmon, Willoughby, Chatswood, Roseville, Lindfield, Killara, Gordon, Pymble, Turramurra, Warrawee, Wahroonga, Northwood, Longueville, Woolwich, Hunters Hill, Huntleys Cove, Gladesville, Putney, Ryde, Meadowbank, Ermington, Rydalmere, Carlingford, Parramatta, Merrylands, Brookvale, Narrabeen, Hornsby, Frenchs Forest, Surry Hills, Maroubra, Little Bay, Rockdale, Punchbowl, Padstow, Bankstown, Strathfield and Lidcombe .
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 Spot Check straight away.
You can also find out your melanoma risk level here.
What is melanoma and how common is it?
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer caused by changes in cells known as melanocytes. These cells produce pigment known as melanin, which provides the hair and the skin with its color. Melanin can appear on normal areas of skin or may start as a mole that has altered in appearance. Some moles that are present on a body at birth may later form melanomas.
The rate of melanoma is increasing and the risk of developing the condition increases with age. Individuals are more likely to develop melanoma if they have pale skin, blue or green colored eyes, or red or blond colored hair.
Individuals are also at risk if they:
Other risk factors include not having a regular mole check, a family history of melanoma, coming into contact with chemicals known to cause cancer, possessing certain types of moles, and having a weakened immune system.
Possible symptoms of melanoma include:
Asymmetry, when one half of an abnormal area differs from the other half
Borders, when the edges of the growth look irregular
Color, when the area changes in color
Diameter, when the area is larger than 6mm in its diameter
Evolution, when the mole constantly changes in appearance
Conducting your own mole check on a regular basis and being part of an annual mole check screening program is your best defense against melanoma.
Not sure what type of mole check is right for you and your skin? Call us on 1800 665 362
or check out MoleMap’s range of skin cancer detection services here.
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