When you visit our Mole Check Clinic you are consulted and examined by one of our qualified and highly experiences doctors. Some skin cancer clinics do not have doctors on premises and patients are examined by nurses. If a nurse misses a spot on your body, the doctor who reviews the photos will not be aware of it and will not have a chance to report on it.
At our skin cancer clinics, the examining doctors look all over your body from head to toe and all suspicious spots are photographed. In many cases full body mole mapping is advisable. Our clinics are fully set up with all necessary equipment.
At Mole Check Clinic when a suspicious spot is identified, you are booked for a biopsy. The doctor removes a piece of skin which is then sent to a laboratory for identification. Some clinics do not offer procedures. In such a case you are left to search for a clinic that would perform a biopsy. Often people struggle to find a practice to do it because a lot of doctors do not want to biopsy spot identified by someone else.
If the laboratory confirms that melanoma or other skin cancer is present, it is necessary to perform further surgery, which, in many cases, is more complicated than the original biopsy. At our clinics all doctors are fully qualified and trained to perform such procedures in most cases. Some clinics, however, will not be able to take that next step and will refer patients elsewhere.
At Mole Check Clinic we are extremely lucky to have a dermatologist, Dr Alan Segal, as part of our team. Dr Segal does not conduct the initial skin assessments but oversees very complicated cases and provides an ongoing consulting and support to all doctors at our clinics.
We keep your history and all photographs permanently secure and backed up on our database. When requested we communicate all the relevant information to your family doctor and provide them with all up-to-date information.