10 times more melanomas diagnosed at an early stage than standard practice.
Some people assume that all skin cancer checks are the same. The truth is, there’s a big difference. At MoleMap, melanoma detection is all we do.
Your chances of surviving melanoma is determined by how deep it has gone, using a measurement called the Breslow Thickness. The average depth at which MoleMap identifies melanoma is 0.6mm, which gives nearly 100% chance of survival in 5 years. The average of other New Zealand skin check providers is 1.3mm, over twice this thickness* reduces your chances of survival to as low as 80%. Are you willing to take the risk?
Because MoleMap can more accurately identify what is and what isn’t melanoma, there’s far less need to surgically remove benign (harmless) moles. With MoleMap, the ratio of benign moles removed to find one melanoma is 4:1. Elsewhere twenty moles are removed to find one melanoma.
Our treatment recommendations are completely impartial. And at the end of the day, we would far rather you avoid unnecessary surgeries, saving you money and scarring.
The term molemap was first coined by ‘MoleMap by Dermatologists’ back in 1997. It then became a commonly used industry term before MoleMap were able to trademark it. So when you get your skin checked for melanoma, make sure you that you’re not simply getting a molemap from a GP or a skin clinic. Be sure you’re getting the very best melanoma detection service available from MoleMap by Dermatologists.
MoleMap’s data is so respected, it is used for studies and educational programmes at a number of world leading cancer centres including the MSKCC (Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Clinic). A MoleMap published study (The “Ugly Duckling” Sign) found that identifying pigmented moles that look different from a person’s other moles – the “ugly duckling” sign – is a practical way to spot malignant skin cancer. This study made headlines around the world.