Mole Mapping in Nairobi

The largest organ we have is our skin, a high incidence of morbidity and mortality causes great burdens on patient`s health.

It is important to be educated in order to prevent skin damage, using protective clothing and sunscreens when necessary can help prevent the progression of skin lesions into skin cancers. Regular checkups with qualified Dermatologist, expert screening of your skin and close follow up for patients, who are at highest risk, as well as educated self-examination.

Our in-house Dermatologist in Nairobi, who’s led by our in-house Plastic Surgeon – Dr. Tilman Stasch can help address your skin issues, through skin cancer screening, prevention and needed treatment. They have extensive experience in the medical and surgical treatments of skin cancers.

Skin Cancer Exam in Kenya

During Mole Mapping, we use full-body digital imaging to find new lesions on your skin, then monitor changes in existing moles to catch early signs of skin cancer or melanoma. Using eDermoscopy, which is a German Fotofinder technology, state-of-the-art method that helps identify symptoms of skin cancer, which would lead to necessary intervention should any changes be observed.

Mole Mapping involves a thorough clinical skin cancer examination and digital dermoscopy to identify and evaluate lesions of concern for those at high risk of malignant melanoma, including any other skin cancers.

It is important to note that while some lesions are obvious potential cancer growths, others may not be apparent despite the close-up dermatoscopy images. These moles may be excised (biopsied) and examined further using histological techniques. Should this be the case, we will discuss in detail the need to biopsy the lesion.

Some lesions are obvious potential cancer growths, while others may not be

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Skin Cancer Exam & Mole Mapping FAQ

  • People living at the Equator and high altitudes (like Kenya).
  • If you have many moles, more than 20.
  • If you have atypical or unusual looking naevi/moles – large or of unusual color or shape.
  • If you have moles on the back, which may be out of your vision.
  • If you have any previous history of melanoma or atypical moles.
  • If you have a history of melanoma in your family.
  • If you have moles and fair skin that has been sunburned in the past.
  • If you have concerns about certain moles or freckles, which changed their appearance recently.

We often get asked if children should go Mole Mapping or even a Full Body Mole Checkup. We recommend Mole Mapping for children, if they have the following:

  • Your child had sun burns in the past.
  • Your child has many freckles.
  • You have observed moles on your child (including very young one), which progressively have grown.
  • Your child has 1 or more big moles.
  • Your child has a pigmented birthmark on an exposed area.
  • Your child has a mole that is raised, has asymmetrical borders and/or different colors.
  • Your child has any mole that cause itching, pain or crusting.
  • You have a history of melanomas or skin cancers in your family.

Cost of Mole Mapping in Kenya at our Clinic ranges between KES8,000 for General Mole Mapping Checkup and KES16,000 for Full Body Skin Cancer Check and Mole Mapping with Mole report.

Book your Mole Mapping in Nairobi Today!