One Australian is diagnosed with melanoma every 30 minutes. Early detection is the best chance of a positive outcome. Our SkinCheck includes a thorough head-to-toe assessment of your moles, with any ‘at-risk’ lesions imaged and sent for dermatologist diagnosis. If you’re worried about a suspicious mole, visit a MoleMap clinic near you for a quick and trusted diagnosis.
At MoleMap, our skin check service takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.
Our skin check service provides a thorough head-to-toe melanoma check with a trained melanographer. (This is a registered nurse who is trained in skin cancer detection). Any suspicious moles are imaged and sent to a dermatologist for further assessment and diagnosis. This type of skin check is a good choice if you have:
In comparison, our mole check includes all the features of our skin check but with the added benefit of total body photography and proactive individual mole plotting and monitoring. This means you have a baseline of images to track and compare at future skin checks. As part of our Full Body MoleMap, you also get unlimited free skin checks for 12 months.
Anyone who is concerned about cancer should have a skin cancer check. MoleMap’s skin check is particularly suited to people who are at low to medium risk and want peace of mind, or have spotted a suspicious mole and want it checked out fast. You can check your skin cancer risk here.
If a suspect mole is spotted during your visit at one of our cancer skin clinics, it will be imaged by our melanographer. All images are sent to a dermatologist for further examination and diagnosis. Your report will include the dermatologist's diagnosis along with any images and advice on the next steps - like having a skin check up if further action is required.
Regular skin checks are essential for the early detection of new or changing moles. Because melanoma can be difficult to detect with the naked eye, we recommend booking a yearly skin cancer check up at your nearest MoleMap skin cancer clinic. Our melanographers are trained in skin cancer detection and perform hundreds of skin cancer checks, which makes them highly experienced in spotting the smallest changes.
Absolutely. Australia has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world. At-home skin checks (alongside professional skin cancer checks) can help you spot cancer early. This is vital, as 95% of skin cancers are curable if detected and treated early.
Firstly, it’s very helpful to understand the signs of melanoma. This will help you to know what exactly it is you’re looking for during your at-home skin check.
Secondly, make sure you do your skin check in a well lit room with a full-length and a hand-help mirror close by. This will make it easier to spot any new or changing moles.
Look in the full length mirror to check the front and back of your body, as well as both sides of your body. Women should also raise each arm to check under their breasts.
Examine your upper arms and forearms. Check the palms and back of your hands, including your fingernails. Closely check your legs, feet, soles, toenails and in between your toes. (This is where the handheld mirror comes in useful!)
Carefully look over your face, neck, ears and scalp. You may need to ask a family member or friend to help.
At MoleMap, we recommend doing a DIY skin check at least every three months. You can also reduce your risk by booking in for an expert skin check or mole check every 6 to 12 months - depending on your skin cancer risk.