Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and one of the most preventable. 1 in 6 Canadians will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer and its rates are rising. Melanoma may appear suddenly or begin in an existing mole in the skin. ABCDE signs of concerning moles are: Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Color variation, Diameter (large) & Evolution (change). It is important to know the location and appearance of the moles on the body in order to detect melanoma early. When diagnosed early, melanoma can be removed successfully. Toronto Dermatology Centre (TDC) is proud to introduce revolutionary skin cancer screening technology called FotoFinder Mole Mapping.
What is FotoFinder?
FotoFinder is a computerized mole mapping system that uses high resolution photography and state of the art software to create an image database of all the body moles. It is highly accurate and allows comparison of your moles over time to identify new or changing moles early. Moles can be further analyzed via the specialised dermoscopy component of the system that uses the most advanced clinical artificial intelligence to help diagnose skin cancer. TDC is the only clinic in Toronto to offer the latest FotoFinder technology.
Who should get mole mapping done?
If any of the following questions apply to you, have your moles checked yearly by your physician and consider mole mapping:
- Do you have multiple moles (more than 50)?
- Do you have large or irregular-looking moles?
- Have you noticed any new moles or changes in your moles?
- Do you have very light skin or red hair?
- Is there a personal or family history of skin cancer, especially melanoma?
- Did you have sunburns during childhood or used tanning beds?
- Do you take immunosuppressive medication?
Is mole mapping covered by OHIP?
Mole mapping is not an OHIP-insured service.
How much does mole mapping cost?
The fee is $500+hst for full body mole mapping, which is typically done once a year.
Is mole mapping covered by my private insurance?
The service may be covered by health spending accounts or extended benefits. Check with your plan today.
How do I book a mole mapping appointment?
If you have seen a doctor at Toronto Dermatology Centre within past year: please contact our nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org or (416) 633-0001 ext. 3 to book your mole mapping appointment.
If you haven’t seen a doctor at Toronto Dermatology Centre for over a year or haven’t visited us yet: please ask your family doctor or walk-in clinic to refer you to Toronto Dermatology Centre for skin check & mole mapping consideration.