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.
Meet our experts
Dr Julia Wallace
- Qualifications: MBChB., FRCGP., DRCOG.
- Location(s): Aberdeen - ROC Private Clinic
- Clinical Interest(s): Acute and Chronic Disease Management, Woman’s Health Including Contraception, Minor Surgery, Joint and Soft Tissue Steroid Injections, Personalised Preventative Medicine
Dr Julia Wallace was born in Aberdeen and qualified at Aberdeen Medical School.
She is a dedicated physician who followed her dream to be a Family Doctor and became a GP partner in an Aberdeen NHS GP Practice in 1988 soon after gaining the Membership of the Royal College of GPs and the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2006.