Most moles are non–cancerous or benign, but can sometimes evolve into skin cancer. Skin cancer is not only highly curable, but is also the most preventable form of cancer when detected early. By applying sun screen with a minimum of SPF 30 year round in combination with regular self mole checks and visits to Dr. Sapra, you can greatly reduce the risk of developing skin cancer.
Mole mapping with the FotoFinder dermoscope is a newly available technology at the Institute of Cosmetic and Laser Surgery that will increase early detection of skin cancers. Patients can get their moles assessed and documented using this technology, which takes high quality images of all of your moles at a microscopic level. The initial photo will be used as a reference for photos to be taken at future appointments. Even a slight change in colour or shape of a mole can be detected with this camera. The FotoFinder dermoscope is an excellent preventative tool and offers piece of mind for those with a history of skin cancer in the family, patients with multiple moles that appear irregular, or even patients who are concerned about their moles changing.
Dr. Sapra prides himself on always being on the cutting–edge of technology especially when it comes to skin cancer. We were one of the first clinics to adopt the Fotofinder Mole Mapping as a service for our patients. Dr. Sapra is also seen as an advisor on the topic of skin health and skin cancer, and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Better Living, CHCH News and had also been interviewed by the Melanoma Network of Canada.
To find out if mole mapping is right for you, please contact our knowledgeable staff at our Oakville office, between Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario.