Mole Mapping is a medical record used to log the moles on a person’s body to detect skin cancer. It tracks changes in the skin for comparisons over time for melanoma (skin cancer).
There are digital mole mapping services available today. They take around twenty digital photos of the surface of the skin. These pictures are then stored in a database for later comparisons (usually within 6 months to a year later).
When preparing for a mole mapping try to wear very little jewelry. You’ll be asked to remove what jewelry you do wear before your mapping session. Don’t use lipstick, nail polish, eyeliner, self-tanning creams, or make-up.
Anyone having a mole mapping session and has long hair should put it up with a rubber band or use a hair clip during the session. They should make sure to reveal any tattoos or if they have noticed any specific spots that may have changed or just appeared.
Not all skin cancer checks are the same. Physiotherapy Cambridge is all about accurate and early detection. There can be ‘spot checks’ for concerns over one mole or they can be from head to toe. Full Body Mole Maps are a great service but they are not the only ones available.
Early detection is key for surviving melanoma. The best way to to use physiotherapy to your advantage is to have a total assessment. Dermoscopy is an excellent service. However, if every mole someone has reflects a benign pattern or typical pattern on the Dermoscopy, that person might need a more detailed mapping.
Mole mapping is a very advanced form of skin cancer detection. Using this technique enables doctors to catch the melanoma at its earliest stages of development. With proper treatment after early detection a person has a much higher chance of being totally cured.
With early detection the dermatologist may recommend the surgery to safely remove the moles. This is a less risky, less complicated, and less expensive way to go.
There is a lot more information regarding melanoma today. There are also many misconceptions. Many people believe that moles usually form just on specific body parts, like the back or legs. The truth is they can grow practically anywhere, even if that part of the body has not been exposed to the sun.
This is what makes it so important to have them checked out. All parts of the body should be checked like –
Sole of the Feet
and anywhere else that might be suspected of harboring a mole.
Another misconception is that skin growth are painful and bleed easily. Even though these things are possible during the later stages of melanoma, a person might not experience those things whatsoever. There may be absolutely no discomfort or pain.
Any new changes in moles should be immediately reported to a doctor. Anything suspicious should not be overlooked. This is true even if the changes have nothing to do with melanoma.
Physiotherapy is used effectively when moles are in their early stages of development. Regular examinations are vitally important. Learn about cancerous moles and keep a regular check on them. Mole mapping is an excellent tool for keeping an eye out for suspicious and cancerous moles.
A biopsy is the way of determining whether a mole is dangerous or not. This surgery involves taking either a part of the mole or the entire growth. After the removal there will be a pathology analysis done on the removed growth to confirm whether or not it is cancerous.
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