Detect Melanoma Skin Cancer

“”How it works

There are two stages to the Mole SIAScanning Service.

Stage 1

Monica will talk with you in a private consultation room. There will be a short questionnaire to assess your risk factors for skin cancer and a consent form to complete.

  • You will be asked to identify the mole(s) or pigmented lesion(s) that you would like scanned – please note, Monica cannot advise you on this.
  • Then a scan of the mole(s) or pigmented lesion(s) will be taken using the MedX SIAscope
  • The images and information will then be sent securely to a one of our consultant Dermatology Specialists for analysis.

The consultation will last about 15 minutes.

Stage 2

The scans will be analysed by a the Dermatology Specialist for signs of malignant melanoma, with a report sent to you within 2-3 days.

If it shows that your mole(s) or pigmented lesion(s) is/are at risk, you should immediately make an appointment with your GP, take your SIAscan results with you and discuss the next steps.

Our bodies and moles are always changing and we can’t guarantee that a mole that has been considered normal will always remain so. It’s important to be aware of any changes to the mole/pigmented lesion and to use the ABCDE rule to self-check.

 

What is the ABCD rule?

Asymmetry – Melanoma lesions are usually asymmetrical and irregular in shape, whereas benign moles tend to be symmetrical

Border – The border of early melanomas can be uneven and may present as a series of semi-circular curves or v-shaped points. Benign moles have smooth, even borders

Colour – A melanoma may present as a variety of colours and can in some instances become red, white or blue. Benign moles tend to be one colour, normally a single shade of brown

Diameter – Melanomas tend to have a larger diameter than benign moles, typically greater than 6mm in diameter

Evolving – Moles or lesions that begin to change in any way (e.g. size, shape, colour, elevation, bleeding, itching, crusting etc) must be reviewed””

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