Which Screening Service Is Right For Me?

By Ash 20th August 2021 Category: Advice

Which Screening Service Is Right For Me?

At The Mole Clinic, you can have your moles checked and screened by Specialist Screening Nurses, and removed by top Consultants. We offer removal for both biopsy of suspicious lesions and removal of benign lesions for any number of reasons eg itchy , bleeding , unsightly, cosmetic.

With approximately 16,000 new diagnoses there are roughly 2,300 Melanoma skin cancer deaths every year, according to Cancer Research UK. Because 86% of skin cancer cases are avoidable, it’s critical to keep track of your moles on a regular basis and get medical treatment if you suspect something is wrong.

Read on to discover more about our screening services and to learn which service is right for you.

Mole Diagnostic Report

This is a report on a visually odd, new, or changing mole by a remote doctor who reviews a dermoscopic image to detect early indicators of atypia and skin cancer that are not evident to the naked eye. Reports for this service are usually accessible the next day.

A high-quality, detailed image beneath the surface of a mole is taken with a dermoscopic lens, revealing features that are unseen to the human eye and allowing early detection of skin malignancies. These are either self-selected moles by a patient who is concerned about 1 or 2 or are “screen detected” by a Specialist Screening Nurse during a full body skin check.

The dermoscopic image will be forwarded to a skin doctor expert in teledermatology for immediate remote review. We normally issue a Mole Diagnostic Report, with advice from the doctor, the next day.

Major private medical insurers regularly accept our reports if a secondary care referral is recommended and the patient wishes to use their PMI. The Consultants based at our clinics will be able to arrange for a quick Mole Removal and Biopsy.

The service takes 15 minutes and costs £50 per Report, or £30 if the mole was identified as a suspect during a Full Body Skin Check or Mole Mapping by a screening nurse. View more about this service here.

Full Body Skin Check

A specialist screening nurse examines all moles on your body, from head to toe to see whether any are visually odd, which could be a sign of skin cancer. This is the most popular service we offer.

The nurse will talk to you about your personal risk for skin cancer and examine ALL of your visible moles to see if any of them are visibly odd, which could be a sign of melanoma.

If a mole appears to be visually abnormal, the nurse can arrange for a fast, professional evaluation by a specialised doctor, complete with a Mole Diagnostic Report and, if necessary, a Mole Biopsy.

The nurse will also determine if you have Atypical Mole Syndrome, a skin disease that affects one in every 50 people and raises the risk of melanoma by up to ten times.

Continue reading about this service here.

Full Body Mole Map + Skin Check

This is a photographic surveillance from head to toe to detect any new or changing moles, which could be a sign of skin cancer. It also includes a full-body skin examination.

By comparing photographs over time, you may spot any new or changing moles – a potential indicator of skin cancer – using regular photographic surveillance paired with cutting-edge technology.

If a new or changing mole is discovered, the nurse can arrange for a swift, professional diagnosis by a specialised doctor, complete with a Mole Diagnostic Report and, if necessary, a Mole Biopsy.

A Full Body Skin Check is also included in a Mole Map to identify any cosmetically atypical moles, which could be a sign of skin cancer.

It takes about 60 minutes to complete the service. Read further about this service here.

Doctor Mole Check at Home

If you’re worried about your moles but are unable to visit a clinic for whatever reason, our mole check at-home kit will be perfect for you.

Purchase our Macro Lens Kit, which allows you to snap a high-quality, close-up, and in-focus shot of a mole’s surface with your smartphone. Then send the image to us for a review and rby a specialist Doctor.

Within two days, we will email you a Mole Report with doctor’s advice. The major private medical insurers routinely accept our reports for secondary care referral.

Our service gives quick, reassuring confirmation that a mole isn’t a sign of skin cancer for most people. For some, the service will detect a suspicious mole, allowing skin cancer to be detected early and effectively treated.

We use olloclip® macro lenses, the world’s leading maker of high-quality smartphone lenses. Your smartphone will become a digital magnifier thanks to the lens’ multi-element coated glass optics.

The Lens Kit, which can be shared with friends and family, costs £95, and this includes your first Mole Diagnostic Report. Learn more about this service here.

We have a whole blog dedicated to the process of a screening service, so you know exactly what to expect; read it here.

Mole Dangers

Inspecting your moles can be difficult, especially if they have developed in areas that are difficult to detect, such as your shoulders, back, and back of your thighs. You can check your moles fast and effectively if you have your moles mapped.

Read our full blog on knowing when to get your mole removed if you’re unsure whether a mole is cancerous or not.

Early detection of a mole can save your life. Melanoma patients that are diagnosed early have a 99% 5-year survival rate. If cancer has gone to the lymph nodes, the chances are 66%, and 27% if it has migrated to other organs.

Key Takeaways

  • 86% of skin cancer cases are avoidable; catching a mole early can help to save your life.
  • A mole diagnostic report uses a dermoscopic lens for the early detection of skin malignancies.
  • A full-body skin check will examine all your moles from head to toe to discover whether any are visually odd, which could be a sign of skin cancer.
  • A full body mole map is photographic surveillance from head to toe to detect any new or changing moles, which could be a sign of skin cancer.
  • A Mole Check at-home kit is great for those who want to check their moles but cannot come to the clinic.

Find your nearest Mole Clinic and arrange a consultation with one of our doctors for advice on which mole removal service is best for you.

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