Skin Cancer Detection
Early detection of Melanoma using Mole Mapping
FotoFinder is a computerized, digitized mole mapping system that can detect melanoma for early prevention. At DSCW your physician uses FotoFinder to create an accurate set of photos of your moles. The high resolution camera is connected to a computer and transfers all photos directly to the secure database, giving us the ability to compare your moles with photos from your initial visit and immediately identify new moles or changes to existing moles on your body. This sophisticated technology from Germany allows us to better ensure that new or changing moles are not missed.
If any of the following questions apply to you, have your moles checked by your physician:
- Do you have multiple moles (more than 50)?
- Is there a history of skin cancer in your family?
- Did you already have a melanoma?
- Do you have large moles (more than 2” in diameter)?
- Have you noticed any changes in your moles?
- Have you noticed any new moles on your body?
- Did you have severe, blistering sunburns during childhood or adolescence?
- Do you have very light skin?
How can suspicious moles be recognized?
Using the “ABCDE Signs of Melanoma” rule can help you to recognize suspicious moles during self evaluation. Moles which show one or more of the signs below should be treated with utmost attention and observed by your physician!
Asymmetry – One half of a mole or new patch of pigment doesn’t look like the other half.
Border – A mole or pigment patch that has uneven, blotched or fuzzy edges.
Color – A mole or pigment patch with more than one color or shade.
Diameter – A mole or pigment patch with a diameter greater than a quarter inch.
Evolving – A mole or lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.
To learn more about the three types of skin cancer.
FotoFinder Mole Mapping System