The best mole mapping procedure is a combination of both full body digital photography and dermoscopy. Dermoscopy is a non-invasive skin surface examination using a microscope that allows skin structures to be magnified that are not normally seen with the naked eye. The aim of mole mapping is to detect skin cancer as early as possible. Dermatologist Dr Ben Esdaile gives us the ins and outs of mole mapping and how to know if a mole is harmless or potentially a cause for concern.
In the UK, there are around 15,000 new cases of melanoma every year, making it the fifth most common cancer in the UK. Dr Ben Esdaile is a leading dermatologist and an expert in the early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Find out from an expert how you can both prevent melanoma, as well as detect it in its early stages.
Melanoma is the second most common cancer diagnosed in people under the age of 50 but with annual skin check-ups it is completely curable. Our expert London dermatologist Dr Ben Esdaile discusses detection, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.