In Australia, the country has a reputation for hot sunny days and great beaches. Thousands of people enjoy our beaches every single year, and for many, it is considered a way of life. However, it is also well known that we have some of the harshest UV ratings in the world, due to the hole in the ozone layer above our country. As such, skin cancer rates are exceedingly high in Australia, with 1 in 2 people being diagnosed with it in their lifetime. Because of this, it is important to regularly visit your dermatologist to receive mole mapping treatment in order to take a proactive approach to your skin health. Mole mapping is a good procedure to regularly undertake in order to create a comprehensive look at your skin and the way that your skin is reacting to the sun. In doing so, the dermatologist is able to keep an eye on any lesions which may change shape or have any other indicative sign of cancers.
Here is everything you need to know about mole mapping and what to expect.
What is mole mapping?
Mole mapping is a medical procedure performed by a dermatologist in which all lesions on the skin are marked out and photographed, and these images are then magnified. In doing so, the dermatologist is able to look closely for any indicative signs of cancer. It can be done to look at the entirety of the surface of the skin, including your scalp and your fingernails. In doing so, the dermatologist and you are able to get a well rounded look at the surface of your skin and better check for irregularities which could indicate a cancerous lesion. With the risk of cancer so high in Australia, it only makes sense for every person with sensitive and affected skin to have this procedure regularly completed.
Who is mole mapping for?
Mole mapping is a procedure for just about anybody in Australia. Everyone in Australia feels the effects of the harsh sun and UV rays. This is especially so for those who spend a lot of time outside, whether that be for work or for leisure reasons, the sun affects all. It is especially good for those with a family history of cancers especially skin related ones such as Melanoma, those people who have several lesions, including those which are irregular, and of course those with fair skin. Much of the Australian population is of fair skin and would fit into one or more of the categories listed above. As such, it is a good procedure for anyone in Australia, and for a large segment of the population to consider.
Catch cancer before it spreads
Catching a cancer before it spreads is one of the most important things anyone can do for their health. Melanoma is one of the biggest killers of people in Australia and being able to detect it before it becomes a problem is one of the best bets someone has for surviving. Many people will often have a lesion which is benign but can later turn into cancer. Mole mapping helps to identify these lesions and ensure that they are removed before they turn into cancer. Mole mapping is the best procedure to use for this purpose and is the best way to catch cancer before it spreads.
Conclusively, mole mapping is a procedure in which lesions can be photographed and magnified in order to be examined for cancers or potential cancer risks. In a country like Australia with a high UV rating, mole mapping is an important procedure which everyone should consider.