A safe, non-invasive way of skin cancer prevention.
The ability to detect new moles and changes in existing moles is critical in the early detection process. It is important to have photo documentation for the accurate tracking of moles.
Mole-mapping is a medical photographic tool which records images and the location of lesions and/or moles or dark spots on the body. The FotoFinder is a fantastic computerized mole mapping system that Dr Khoza uses to create an accurate set of photos of your moles. The high-resolution camera is connected to a computer and transfers all photos directly the doctor’s database, giving us the ability to compare your moles with photos from your initial visit, and immediately identify new moles or changes to existing moles on your body.
Who should get mole mapping done?
- Patients with many moles (more than 50)?
- If you have a family history of skin cancer (1st degree relative)
- If you have a personal history of melanoma
- If you have large moles
- If you have noticed any changes in your moles like tenderness, oozing, bleeding or scaling.
- If you have noticed any new moles on your body
- If you have had severe, blistering sunburns during
childhood or adolescence?
How can suspicious moles be recognized?
Using the “ABCDE” rule can help you to recognize suspicious moles during self-evaluation. Moles showing one or more of the signs below, should be treated with the utmost attention and observed by your physician!
A for Asymmetry
B for irregular, Blurred or jagged
C for Colour variation
D for Diameter larger than 1/4inch
E for Elevation especially when uneven