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MoleMap

We’re skin cancer detection specialists.
Leave no spot unchecked.

MoleMap is New Zealand’s leading skin cancer detection service right here in Taranaki. From Spot checks through to Skin checks and Full body MoleMapping for absolute reassurance, MoleMap Taranaki is your centre of excellence for all your Skin Cancer concerns.

Skin Cancer Facts

  • Did you know that two in three New Zealanders will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70?
  • Did you know that New Zealand and Australia have the highest rates of melanoma in the world with around 300 New Zealanders dying of melanoma every year!
  • Taranaki has the highest rates of Melanoma in New Zealand with about 130 people diagnosed in the Taranaki and South Taranaki Districts per year! That’s 1 every 3 days!
  • Non-melanoma skin cancer rates are 18–20 times higher than that of melanoma! 
    • That’s one diagnosed every 3.5hrs in the Taranaki and South Taranaki regions alone!!

Risk Factors for Skin Cancer Include

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Why should I get checked?
  • Only 1/2 of all melanomas are found by the person themself.
  • Early identification of a Melanoma can lead to earlier and more effective treatment.
    • Early melanomas have 98% 5 yr survival falling to only 18% if it has spread to distal locations!
    • Melanoma although the most deadly represent less than 5% of skin cancers.
What is a MoleMap Spot check?

Ideal if you have a skin lesion or mole you are concerned about and want the reassurance of a specialist diagnosis but are confident about the rest of your skin and have low risk.

  • Skin cancer risk assessment
  • 2 patient selected lesions reviewed on site
  • Expert Dermatologist diagnosis of any moles of concern
  • Advice on skin cancer prevention
  • No referral necessary
What is a MoleMap Skin check

Ideal if you’re considered low risk (take our risk check), need a second opinion, or want the peace of mind of MoleMap’s skin cancer expertise.

  • Head to toe skin check by Melanographer
  • Expert Dermatologist diagnosis of any moles of concern
  • Advice on skin cancer prevention
  • A point in time check (doesn’t include skin-mapping)
  • No referral necessary
What is Full Body MoleMapping?

Our most comprehensive service: recommended for first-time patients and anyone considered medium to high risk (take our risk check).

  • Head-to-toe skin check by Melanographer
  • Total body mapping (photography)
  • Imaging of all significant moles for expert Dermatologist diagnosis
  • Provides a baseline to compare skin changes
  • Designed for surveillance over time
  • Advice on skin cancer prevention
  • Unlimited free spot checks within 12 months
  • Access to MyMoleMap, your personal skin record
  • No referral necessary
What are the risk factors for developing Skin Cancer?

There are many factors that increase your risk of skin cancer. The following is a list of some of those factors:

  • Pale skin especially if redhaired or predisposed to freckles or moles.
  • Accumulated UV exposure – More time spent in the sun or sunbeds especially with recurrent sunburns.
  • Increasing age.
  • Personal or family history of skin cancer
  • Other medical conditions and medications.

To see what your risk of skin cancer is, click the following link.

https://www.molemap.co.nz/survey

 

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