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Is That A Mole On Your Back...Or What?

Procrastination. It’s something any person can master.  If they were doing degrees on the subject, I would have a double degree and a 25,000 word thesis...if I got around to doing it.

It only took me 42 years to have my first MoleMap.

What I’ve learnt very quickly is there is no time anymore to put off such an important session in my life, or anyone’s life for that matter. According to my friends I’m the perfect candidate for a MoleMap…as I have lots of moles (nice one mates!)

The MoleMap team were easy to call, friendly and informative. So, within days, I would have my first appointment. 

On the day, in the waiting room, I spied a poster, from MoleMap.  I recognised the picture with two rolling dice on a person’s shoulder, with a mole in the middle of the dice. The stats may have changed during my 42 years of procrastination, but they are definitely still relevant.

Is that a mole on your back?

There are three types of skin cancer: 

  1. Melanoma. Accounts for only 5% of skin cancers but it is the most dangerous. Kills over 250 New Zealanders each year. May occur anywhere on the body.
  2. Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC).  Accounts for 15% of all skin cancers. Can be life threatening if left untreated. Occurs on sun exposed areas of the skin. 
  3. Basal Call Carcinoma (BCC). Accounts for 80% of all skin cancers. Not considered life threatening. Can be disfiguring if not treated early. 

The thought of having anything cut out of my skin makes me a little nauseous. Hands up if you would like that procedure?

The alternative is MoleMap and minimising the risk is a simple check. A detailed canvas of your body is peace of mind and the experts look after you from beginning to end.

If only they could help with my procrastination...

This article was written by Tony Jones.  He got the all clear, by the way.  Is it time that you booked in for your MoleMap?


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