Mole Mapping

Mole mapping is recommended for patients who may be at increased risk of melanoma, and in particular patients who:

  • Have a family history of melanoma
  • Have a personal history of skin cancer
  • Have new or changing moles
  • Have fair skin
  • Have a skin that easily burns
  • Have multiple moles, 50 plus usually
  • Have a suppressed immune system
  • Are exposed to significant sunlight (working or living abroad or working outdoors)


During the appointment, following a thorough medical history, the doctor will examine the skin with a digital photo-dermoscope and will take photos of your moles.

This examination enables us to see malignant changes before these can be seen with the naked eye and may also provide a baseline for your current mole pattern and future changes.


We may recommend that you have a repeat examination at 6 or 12 months.

You may read more about moles and mole mapping here.

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