Skin Mole Mapping
Over the past 30 years, there has been a significant increase in the incidence of malignant melanoma in the UK and abroad.
In mole mapping, a person’s moles (naevi) are recorded by photography and then monitored over a period of time. This is referred to as a surveillence programme.
There are many advantages to mole mapping:
– Skin cancers can be detected early.
– Previous records can help identify new moles or changes in existing moles.
– New moles identified can be watched carefully – and excised early to prevent the risk of melanoma.
– Imaging is quick and self surveillance can then be carried out at home.
– Unnecessary surgery and scarring are prevented.
Those at Risk:
– People with a large number of moles.
– People with a family history of skin cancer or melanoma.
– People who have had previous moles or skin cancers excised.
– People with exposure to significant amounts of sunlight e.g. working outdoors, or a history of sunburn.
For more information please refer to the PDF’s below.
Download: Contact Details
Download: Male Consent Form
Download: Female Consent Form