Mole Mapping/ Imaging
Mole Mapping/ Imaging
Early Detection of Skin Cancer with Mole Mapping in NYC.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with one in five Americans expected to develop some form of skin cancer in his or her lifetime. The key to early detection of skin cancer is to recognize changes in your skin as soon as possible. While patients can play an important role in ensuring skin health by conducting self-examinations, people with certain risk factors may benefit from a more systematic screening approach. Mole mapping allows us to keep close track of, and react quickly to, potentially dangerous changes in your skin.
How does mole mapping work?
Skin cancer can develop anywhere on the body, even in areas that are not exposed to the sun. Mole mapping provides a comprehensive view of skin growths across every surface of the body. High resolution medical photographs are taken and will provide a baseline to document the size, appearance, and location of every mole or skin growth on your body. Subsequent examinations are conducted at prescribed intervals, or as needed. Advanced computer analysis can allow us to quickly identify changes in the number or appearance of moles, as well as the onset of any other skin irregularities.
Who should consider mole mapping?
Mole mapping could be beneficial for anyone who is concerned about the possibility of skin cancer. In particular, people with certain risk factors for developing skin cancer should consider mole mapping. Those at increased risk include people with a family history of skin cancer, people with skin types that are susceptible to developing cancer, people who have experienced excessive sun exposure, and people who exhibit numerous moles or skin irregularities. In addition, Dr. Levine will often use mole mapping to follow specific moles that do not need immediate biopsy, but have certain characteristics requiring close observation.
How can I find out more about mole mapping?
Dr. Levine will be happy to meet with you to discuss mole mapping. Please call our office at 212-988-1800, or make an appointment online for a personal consultation in our New York City offices.