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Comprehensive melanoma skin check service.

Orewa mole check specialists.

Our friendly Orewa team has been detecting and diagnosing melanoma and other skin cancers for over two decades.

Need a mole check?

We detect melanoma early.

Mole checks and skin cancer checks are all we do, and we do them thoroughly.

The MoleMap Orewa skin clinic combines a proven skin-mapping system and skin cancer expertise to diagnose melanoma and other skin cancers.

Book a Full Body MoleMap today.

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Your first MoleMap appointment.

What to expect.

Watch our video so you know what to expect when you come to MoleMap – and feel free to call us if you have any questions.

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3 services to suit every body.

We offer a range of services, from a basic skin check to a comprehensive Full Body MoleMap. Take our risk check or give us a call to see which service is right for you.

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Full Body MoleMap

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

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Full Body Follow-Up

Recommended for Year 2 and beyond. We compare any changes in your skin against the baseline created during your Full Body MoleMap.

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MoleMap Skin Check

Ideal if you’re considered low risk (take our risk quiz) or if you have just a few moles that you're concerned about. NB: skin mapping not included.

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Research identifies six important melanoma risk factors

The evidence came from a US study that captured data from 600 individuals, half of whom had a history of melanoma, to determine which factors were most often linked with the development of melanoma. The study underlines the importance of a regular mole check screening program like MoleMap. From the findings the researchers were able to create a new model of the risk factors that could eventually help screen individuals to determine their risk level.

The six factors identified* were:

  • At least one blistering sunburn
  • Red or blonde hair
  • Marked freckling on the upper back – a sign of excessive sun exposure
  • Family history of melanoma
  • History of Actinic Keratoses (scaly or crusty patches of skin on sun exposed areas)
  • Spent a lot of time outdoors as a teenager

If you have one of these risk factors then the risk of you getting a melanoma goes up two-three fold over the general population. Individuals with two or more of these risk factors have a five-ten fold increase increase of getting melanoma and people with at least three risk factors are up to 10 – 20 times more likely to develop melanoma.

*Of course these are not the only known melanoma risk factors and there are many other potential contributing causes including:

  • a genetic predisposition for melanoma (as yet scientists have not been able to identify the gene responsible for causing melanoma)
  • use of tanning beds has been shown to increase the risk of getting melanoma
  • people with atypical or funny looking moles and /or a large number of moles
  • higher socio economic classes have been linked to an increase incidence of melanoma. This has been attributed to spending more time in the sun whilst on summer holidays
  • not conducting a regular mole check

“Dermatologists continually look for clues as to who is most likely to develop melanoma and this ongoing research will likely help more people understand their own risk factors and may convince them to get a regular skin cancer mole check” said Dr Rigel, clinical professor of the New York University Medical Centre.

Anyone with one or more known melanoma risk factors should conduct a regular self mole check and visit a skin specialist.

To get a mole check by a MoleMap specialist either book online or phone 0800 MOLEMAP (0800 665 3627).

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