What You Should Know About Mole Mapping

August 31st, 2017

Mole Mapping

Prevention is the best strategy when it comes to skin cancer. Timely detection and treatment of skin cancer significantly improves survivorship and help the whole families to avoid many uncomfortable things related to this disease.

Digital Mole Mapping is one of the best currently available techniques for early skin cancer detection. It is recommended by both the American Cancer Society and the American Academy of Dermatology. It is noninvasive and does not consume too much time.

Mole Mapping procedure aims at photographic measurements and precise documenting the location, size, and condition of every mole on your body. The results of the examination are kept on Arsenault Dermatology’s HIPAA-compliant server along with your medical history. In a year, during your next examination, this record can be used to detect the smallest changes.

Mole Mapping works best for people who:

  • Previously received skin cancer treatment;
  • Have family history of skin cancer;
  • Have too many moles (more than 50);
  • Have atypical or dysplastic nevi;
  • Moles in the places that are difficult to access;
  • One or more severe sunburn;
  • Noticed any changes of individual moles or freckles.

Digital Mole Mapping program works best as a complement to your monthly self-checks and annual checkups at the dermatologist office. This set of measures is optimal for early identification of skin cancer and precancerous skin lesions, in particular for those patients who have a large number of moles.

Digital Mole Mapping in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch

If you live in Bradenton or Lakewood Ranch and are looking for a dermatology office that could conduct a thorough mole mapping examination, we welcome you to schedule an appointment or call us at 941.907.0222.