Mole Check and Mole Mapping Melbourne
Mole Check Melbourne
All About the Mole Check Melbourne Residents Require
In Australia exposure to the sun comes in many guises. You can be someone who has worked outdoors much of their life, a sports enthusiast or a sun worshipper who spends much time tanning. Any prolonged exposure to the sun or any occurrence of sunburn in your life can heighten your risk for skin cancer. A full body check for moles can help identify potential dangers and help head off any serious skin conditions in the future.
We are pleased to advise that within our practice, Dr. Shobhna Singh is Skin Cancer College Accredited. This means that she has successfully completed high level training with the Skin Cancer College Australasia and has proven skills and knowledge in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer.
What Are Moles?
The majority of moles we see are harmless. Moles are black or brown skin growths that develop on your skin throughout your life. Most moles grow from childhood through to your thirties and can often change in appearance throughout your life, even sometimes growing hair as you age.
Why Moles Must Be Checked
The mole check Melbourne residents undergo are designed to identify “suspicious” moles. Moles can turn into dysplastic moles, which change in pigmentation as well as get a ragged look. An analysis is made of these moles using a Molemax HD System, which can take a dermoscopy image for testing purposes. Anything that appears questionable can then be taken for a biopsy and any moles that come back as malignant can be removed.
What Is a Full Body Mapping?
A full body mapping works very well as you age, as it allows your doctor to refer back to each mapping in order to identify new moles or lesions. This helps them see what further growth may have taken place making it easier to find potential risks. Each mapping shows the entire body and can be overlayed to compare with later versions. However a mapping is not enough. A thorough exam should also be done in combination with the mapping for the most effective detection of possible skin cancer.
Although it is believed that skin cancer occurs only in those over 50, constant exposure to the skin can cause cancer in those still in their teens. Body mapping and the mole check Melbourne uses will help keep an eye on skin concerns.
To receive more specific advice and costs , we highly recommend making an appointment with our experienced doctor. Feedback from our patients suggests this really helps them in making the right decision about the potential treatment.