Skin cancer is now the most common cancer in Ireland with over 13,000 new cases diagnosed each year. The National Cancer Registry of Ireland expects this number to double by 2040. Annual digital screening with AI technology allows for early detection of melanoma and other common skin cancers which can greatly improve prognosis. Here at Rose Clinic we offer a unique layered screening process that uses total body mapping with digital dermoscopy and AI technology, combined with physical analysis of your moles.
We offer Full Body Digital Mole Screening. It is our most comprehensive service. It includes a head-to-toe skin and mole check with both physical examination and digital imaging technology. This allows rapid identification of new moles and monitoring changes in existing skin lesions.
If you do not wish to attend for a full body mole mapping, we also offer a digital dermoscopy assessment of a select few lesions.
People who are at increase risk of melanoma should consider having their moles mapped. This include anyone with:
– Large number moles (more than 50)
– Moles that are large, or unusual in size, shape, or colour
– Family or personal history of melanoma
– Pale skin that burns easily in the sun
– Previous episodes of severe sunburn
– A lot of sun exposure, including outdoor workers and people who take regular sun holidays
– A suppressed immune system
– Moles on the back, which may be difficult to keep an eye on
– Any recent change to individual moles
At your appointment, you’ll be seen by a Melanographer who will take the time to thoroughly check your skin from head to toe. They’ll help you feel at ease throughout the whole process. After your appointment, your file will be reviewed by our medical team of doctors with the assistance of digital 3D imagery and AI technology. After your first visit, we will inform you of the recommendations of our medical team.
We usually recommend yearly mole screening to allow for the early identification of new moles or changes in existing skin lesions. In some cases, repeat screening at a shorter interval may be recommended by our medical team to monitor selected moles. Our team will also educate you on how to self-check your skin and identify concerning moles. If you note any changed between visits, please contact one of our clinic where we will be happy to discuss repeat mole screening or selected mole checks.
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