What is the cost of a full body mole map?
A Full Body MoleMap costs $399 – this is our most comprehensive service (includes skin-mapping over time) and is recommended for first-time patients and anyone considered medium to high risk. For returning patients, a Full Body Follow-up starts from $299 (this may vary depending on the unique nature of your skin).
Are Mole maps worth it?
Dermatologists agree that mole mapping can save both lives and money, as it helps specialists to detect deadly melanomas earlier, reducing the need for invasive surgery, expensive cancer treatments and palliative care.
How long does a mole map take?
A Full Body MoleMap takes up to an hour as it’s our most comprehensive service. A MoleMap Skin Check usually takes around 30 minutes, and you can expect a Full Body Follow-up to take around 45 minutes.
Are mole Maps free?
So if you have one or two moles you’re concerned about, it pays to get it checked as soon as possible. That’s why MoleMap offers FREE spot checks of up to three moles within 12 months of having a Full Body Molemap or Full Body Follow-Up appointment (note it’s not included with a MoleMap Skin Check).
How often should you get a mole map?
There’s a good reason we recommend having a MoleMap every year. That’s because around half of melanomas are new and don’t come from an existing mole1 — however, the earlier we detect something new or changing, the better the outcome.
How often should I get a mole check?
Dr. Ganz recommends you check your own moles at home every one to three months. When you get out of the shower, scan your entire body for moles that appear larger, discolored or asymmetrical. Jagged borders can also be a red flag.
Who needs mole mapping?
Mole mapping may be recommended for people who have a higher risk of melanoma, including those with:
- A mole that is larger than a nickel.
- An atypical mole called a dysplastic nevus, which may have an irregular shape or an uneven color.
- More than 50 moles.
- Fair skin and light-colored eyes.
How can I get all my moles checked?
If you’re worried about any of your moles then you should always get them checked by a doctor. You can make an appointment to see your GP, and if needed, they can refer you to a clinic at your local hospital. Or you may choose to have your moles checked privately.
How is a full body mole check done?
You’ll take off all of your clothes and put on a medical exam gown. Your doctor will ask if you have any moles that concern you. Then, they will then look at every inch of your body — from your face, chest, arms, back, and legs to less-visible places like your scalp, between your toes, and the soles of your feet.
What does mole mapping involve?
Mole mapping, also known as Automated Total Body Mapping (ATBM), involves a specialized computer taking photos of your entire body and then combining these photos into a complete image of your body. This baseline image is then compared to your whole body photograph during your follow-up visit (usually the next year).
Can you have melanoma for years and not know?
How long can you have melanoma and not know it? It depends on the type of melanoma. For example, nodular melanoma grows rapidly over a matter of weeks, while a radial melanoma can slowly spread over the span of a decade. Like a cavity, a melanoma may grow for years before producing any significant symptoms.