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Moles on the skin are a common occurrence and are perfectly normal. However, sometimes changes in the appearance of these moles can occur, potentially indicating early signs of skin cancer, or melanoma, which can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated early. At Nuriss, we offer a safe, confidential and comprehensive Skin Cancer Screening in the comfort of our Mole Mapping clinic, London.

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How Nuriss Mole Mapping works

Just about everybody has moles somewhere on their skin and these are perfectly normal. However, the appearance of moles can change over time and abnormalities sometimes emerge that can be a precursor to skin cancer or melanoma symptoms. At Nuriss, we employ our advanced Automated Total Body Photography and Dermoscopy system to map and monitor each mole using the FotoFinder Bodystudio ATBM. This advanced computerised camera system can effectively screen for mole abnormalities and early signs of skin cancer in our central London clinic. Using this system, each mole is photographed and analysed for symptoms of melanoma. If any abnormalities or symptoms of melanoma are found, you can be directly referred for Mole Removal Treatment either by our leading UK skin cancer specialist or your own doctor. Annual monitoring is advisable for early diagnosis. This service is safe, non-invasive and takes just 45 minutes. Call us now for a confidential consultation.

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Skin Cancer Treatment prices

At Nuriss, we offer an expert Mole Mapping and monitoring service using advanced, state-of-the-art digital imaging and mole analysis technology for some of the best prices in London. Our highly-trained expert skin specialists will conduct this non-invasive screening session in the comfort of our Wimpole Street clinic in just 45 minutes and you will receive your results straight away, with referral for further treatment to our leading UK skin cancer specialist if it is required. As Mole Mapping is recommended to be conducted on an annual basis, it should be affordable too. At Nuriss, we offer this service at the very reasonable price of £250 per session.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my GP screen my moles?

While your GP can carry out a visual check of some moles, they do not generally have the time or equipment available to check every mole in detail. At Nuriss, we offer a detailed and technologically advanced Mole Mapping service that can identify early signs of melanoma and advise treatment. This can be a lifesaving measure as melanoma is the 4th most common skin cancer in the UK and is currently on the rise.

Will private health insurance cover Mole Mapping?

As Mole Mapping is a screening service and not a treatment, most private health insurance companies will not cover the procedure. However, if treatment is required, most will cover that part of the costs.

Is Mole Mapping safe for pregnant women?

Yes. Basically, the moles are being photographed and analysed, so no harmful rays are being emitted. It is a service that is quite safe for pregnant women.

Is Mole Mapping suitable for men and women?

Yes. Both men and women are equally at risk of skin cancer and changing moles. As our Mole Mapping is purely a non-invasive, digital imaging and assessment service, it is suitable for both genders.

Is Mole Mapping suitable for all skin types?

Yes. Our Mole Mapping and Skin Screening Service is a safe, non-invasive procedure, so it is suitable for all skin types. While people with fair skin are inclined to have more moles, it is advisable for everyone to have regular Skin Cancer Screening.

Is Nuriss Mole Mapping service available to children?

At Nuriss, we can only offer our service to those aged over the age of 18. However, we can provide you with contact details of a paediatric skin specialist if required.

Is Mole Mapping available on the NHS?

Unfortunately our service is not available on the NHS but is available at an affordable price of £250.

Is there a cure for skin cancer?

If diagnosed and treated early, most forms of melanoma can be cured, but there is always the risk of this condition returning, so regular Skin Cancer Screenings are highly recommended.

What treatment will I have to have?

Most melanoma stages can be treated quickly through excision, or removal of the skin cancer moles or abnormalities on the skin. However, in some cases, biopsy, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy or further treatments may be required. Your specialist doctor will advise you on further treatment directly following your Mole Mapping and Skin Cancer Session.

Are there different skin cancer types?

Superficial spreading melanoma is the most common type of skin cancer and affects 7 out of every 10 skin cancer patients in the UK. However, there are other less common skin cancer types:

  • Nodular melanoma – mostly affects middle-aged people and commonly occurs in areas that have been exposed to the sun such as the chest and back. This type of melanoma can develop quickly so regular monitoring and early diagnosis is important.
  • Lentigo maligna melanoma – affects about 1 in 10 skin cancer patients in the UK. Also known as Hutchinson’s Melanotic Freckle, this usually occurs on the face, which sees a lot of exposure to the sun, particularly in people who spend a lot of time outdoors.
  • Metastatic melanoma – this is the least common skin cancer type but is also the most malignant and can spread quickly to other organs. Treatment must be sought immediately if this is diagnosed.
What is melanoma?

Melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer which, if left undiagnosed and untreated early, can spread to other organs, and can be fatal. Melanoma usually presents as a dark spot on the skin or in a mole, which turns itchy, red or bleeds. Treatment normally involves surgery to remove the spot. This is known as excision.

What happens if any abnormalities are found?

If any abnormalities are found, our specialist doctor will advise you on what treatment is needed and talk to you about the next step. Some moles may need to be monitored again at a later date to ensure any changes that occur are not malignant. If cancerous moles or those with signs of melanoma are found, removal or biopsy may be recommended. This can be carried out either by our leading UK specialist at our London clinic or you can be referred elsewhere for further treatment.

When will I have the results of my Mole Mapping session?

Results of your Mole Mapping and Skin Cancer Screening session will be made available to you immediately afterwards, so there is no waiting around for results. Our specialist skin doctor will speak to you after the session and advise you if any abnormalities have been found, or if further treatment or monitoring is required.

How long does my Mole Mapping session take?

As mole monitoring is important, Nuriss makes the process a brief, no-fuss procedure, while always ensuring it is vigilant and comprehensive. Our Skin Cancer Screening service is efficient, safe and takes just 45 minutes at our central London clinic, meaning you can fit it easily into your day.

Who will carry out my Mole Mapping session?

At Nuriss, you are in good hands. Our specialist doctor, who is highly trained to recognise and identify abnormalities in moles and freckles, will conduct the monitoring and will advise if any further treatment or removal is needed. Your doctor will also advise you on what measures to take to protect yourself against skin cancer.

How much does Mole Mapping cost?

At our confidential and private Mole Mapping London clinic, we offer our advanced, comprehensive Skin Cancer Screening service at a very affordable price of £250. Call our Wimpole Street clinic for an appointment or to find out more.

How does Mole Mapping work?

At Nuriss, we use an advanced, state-of-the-art digital imaging system known as the FotoFinder Medicam 800HD to digitally photograph and map every mole on your body. These images are analysed in detail to check for any unusual pigmentation or other signs that could indicate skin cancer. These images are kept confidentially on your patient file for comparison at future Mole Mapping sessions.

What changes should I look for?

Certain changes to moles can indicate skin cancer symptoms, so it is important to be vigilant and check your moles regularly. Signs such as itchy moles, moles that change colour and size or shape should be carefully checked and monitored, and any moles showing skin cancer signs should immediately be referred for diagnosis and treatment. Nuriss Mole Mapping London clinic ensures detailed mapping and monitoring of moles with our leading UK skin cancer specialist on hand should further treatment or removal be required.

Why do moles change?

Moles can undergo changes for a number of reasons, mainly due to hormonal changes in the body. Stages such as teenage years (puberty), pregnancy, and old age will normally set moles fading and changing as a result of these hormonal fluctuations. However, moles can change for more malignant reasons such as melanoma, so for skin safety, we recommend an annual mole check be carried out.

Are people with more moles more at risk of skin cancer?

Everyone is susceptible to skin cancer to some degree, but those with more than 50 moles on their body are generally thought to be more at risk of skin cancer than those with just a few moles. However, all it takes is just one mole to become cancerous.  Melanoma can be fatal if left undiagnosed. Ideally, people should have their moles checked at least once a year to ensure safety and peace of mind.

I only have a few moles. Would I still need to have them checked?

Yes. Even if you only have a few moles, you can still get skin cancer, or malignant melanoma. Changes to the appearance or condition of your moles are an early indicator of cancerous moles. As this condition can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated at an early stage, regular mole monitoring is strongly recommended.

Why do I need to have my moles checked?

While moles are generally harmless, some can change over time. These changes can indicate early signs of melanoma, or skin cancer symptoms and require removal, which is why regular checking and monitoring of your moles is recommended. Nuriss offers this service in the comfort of our expert mole clinic, London.

What are moles?

Moles are small concentrations of pigment made by cells known as melanocytes. They are also commonly known as freckles or sunspots on skin. There are several types of moles; small round flat ones (junctional melanocytic naevi), pale raised ones that sometimes contain hair (dermal melanocytic naevi) and raised brown hairy ones (compound melanocytic naevi).  Most of these are harmless and can fade or change due to hormonal changes in the body. However, it is important to check moles annually to catch any potential changes or cancer early.

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