Procrastinating on your mole check?

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.

So while I’m camping on holiday with my family for the week, rather than stare at my navel on the beach all day, I thought I’d write about my experience with MoleMap. My MoleMap session was last year of course…in August 2015.

It only took me 42 years to have my first MoleMap and I’ve achieved procrastination with honors. What I’ve learnt very quickly however 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 Mole Map…as I have lots of moles (nice one mates!)

The MoleMap team are 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 by Dermatologists.  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 procrastination, but definitely still relevant.

MoleMap poster.

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. 

 My eyes usually glaze over when reading this type of information. 

As for me, 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...

Written by our head procrastinator and Sales Dude, Tony (he got the all clear, by the way)


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