A common question we’re asked by patients we see regularly for skin cancer screening exams is, “Hey Doc, did that mole change?” In reality, it’s often difficult to detect subtle changes without the benefit of a visual baseline. Digital Mole Mapping is a valuable tool that captures multiple clear images at a standard exposure. Photos taken at a later time can be compared side by side. In addition, our system has a software program that alerts us to new lesions and lesions that appear to have changed. Patients with multiple moles or atypical (irregular) appearing moles are excellent candidates for monitoring with mole mapping.
MAY IS SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH:
See our blog from May 4, 2016: How to Detect Early Signs of Skin Cancer. If you haven’t had one recently, this is a good time to schedule an appointment for a skin cancer screening exam: Call 310-626-4631 ext. 227