Skin checks

Skin cancer checks & mole mapping

More than 60% of Australians will receive a diagnosis of skin cancer before the age of 70. Having skin checks early and routinely can save your life.

Whether your want an individual mole check or a full body skin cancer check, we’re here to help.

If any suspicious moles are spotted during a skin check, a small biopsy can be taken and sent off for testing. Most skins cancers detected are relatively harmless and can easily be removed leaving minimal scarring.

Any moles requiring further investigation, may be referred to a dermatologist.

You can never be too careful when it comes to your skin, book your skin check in today!

 

What is the difference between a skin cancer check and mole mapping?

A skin cancer check involves a doctor examining your skin, moles and freckles, from head to toe using a special device called a dermatoscope. Any suspicious spots will be tested if they exhibit signs of skin cancer.

Full body mole mapping (full body photography) is a technique of making a record of the entire body surface and the positions of individual moles or lesions. A body mole map allows for the ability to compare current and past photographs of moles on the body with photographs taken in the future. Creating a mole road map is the best method of monitoring the appearance of new moles.

 

 

 

 

 

At Doctors of Northcote, a mole mapping consultation includes a full body skin cancer check too.

 

Fees

A full body skin cancer check will cost you $100 ‘out of pocket’.

Full body mole mapping, which includes a full body skin check, will cost you $200 ‘out of pocket’.

Click here to book your appointment.

 

Doctors who perform mole mapping include: