Private Mole Mapping in London

Comprehensive mole checking to screen for skin cancer

If you have a mole or skin lesion that you're concerned about, mole mapping can help to detect early signs of melanoma

What is mole mapping?

If you have multiple moles, new or large moles, or a family history of skin cancer, you may want to consider mole mapping.

Mole mapping identifies new moles or changes to existing moles, which can be a sign of skin cancer. By having mole mapping it makes it easier to detect these changes, leading to faster diagnosis and treatment.

Regular mole checking in this way is key to the early detection of melanoma skin cancer.

Need to know

  • What happens during your appointment? icon plus

    During your appointment, a dermatologist or specialist nurse will closely examine your moles. Any that show signs of melanoma will be closely assessed using a specialised magnifying glass called a dermatoscope.

    Your mole mapping service may also include total body photography. This helps to pick up any unusual moles and keeps a record of the exact size, colour and location of all the moles on your body, including on your palms and the soles of your feet. In some cases, suspicious moles may be removed the same day.
  • How to prepare for mole mapping icon plus

    Your consultant will explain mole mapping to you and answer any questions you may have. It's a good idea to avoid wearing any heavy skin creams or makeup on the day of your appointment, so that your moles to be seen clearly.
  • After your assessment icon plus

    Your consultant will let you know if they recommend a biopsy or the removal of any abnormal moles. If you've had a mole removed as part of your appointment, it will be checked for cancer. Your consultant will share the results and let you know if any further treatment is needed.

    Regular mole checking is key to the early detection of melanoma, so your consultant may recommend another appointment in six or 12 months. They'll tell what signs to look for, so you can continue to monitor any changes to your moles between appointments. They'll also let you know the steps you can take to lower your risk for skin cancer.

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From complex skin cancer surgery to diagnostic skin tests, we provide exceptional dermatological care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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