About Mole Screening
This mole screening service is in partnership with Skin Analytics. Our nurse will perform a mole screening check in clinic and share this with a dermatologist. You will receive your results from the dermatologist a couple of days after your appointment.
- What is mole screening?: Our trained nurses and a dermatologist from Skin Analytics will check the appearance of your moles to assess any signs that can indicate melanoma, which can be associated with skin cancer.
- Who should get screened?: Anyone concerned about a mole should get checked, especially if you notice any new moles or changes to your moles. Note this service isn’t available to under 16s.
- How does screening work?: Our trained nurses will have a brief consultation with you and use teledermoscopy to take detailed photos of your moles. This will be shared with a GMC registered dermatologist to review your case. You will be sent a link via email to your results and any next steps and advice, you will need your mobile phone to access this report.
- How many moles can I get checked?: You can check up to 5 moles at any one appointment and repeat a check of the moles at any time by booking again. If you are worried about more than 5 moles, you may wish to book an appointment directly with a dermatologist for a full body scan.
- When will I get my results?: You can expect to receive your report within 2 working days of your appointment.
- How much does it cost?: 1 mole checked is £35, up to a maximum of 5 moles for £75.
- Where can I get this done?: You can call to book in with one of our nurses at clinics in Brighton or London Hammersmith.
|Price||£35 for 1 mole, £75 for 5 moles|
The information below was created in collaboration with Skin Analytics
Why should I get my moles checked?
Mole checking is a way of detecting skin cancer early. Screening existing moles, new moles or changes to your moles is important to assess if there is development of melanoma (an uncontrolled growth of skin cells), or other non melanoma skin cancers.
What should I expect during my Mole Screening appointment?
Our trained Superdrug nurses will explain the service and ensure you are happy to proceed. They will perform a consultation with you, and take high quality photos of your mole(s) using a specially designed dermoscope device. These images and your consultation notes will be passed on to a dermatologist to review. After your appointment you will be sent a link via email to your results from the dermatologist and any next steps and advice.
How will I receive my results?
You can expect to receive your report within 2 working days of your appointment. You will receive a secure link to your full mole screening report via email. You will need a pin number to your mobile phone to access this report. If you don’t receive a message within 3 working days please contact Skin Analytics support at [email protected]
What will the results say?
Your report will tell you whether you should continue to monitor the mole, or whether you should see your GP or a dermatologist, and how urgent it is that you make that appointment. It’s your responsibility to act on this advice and it’s important that you do see your GP or a dermatologist if you’re recommended to do so.
How do I book an appointment?
To book your mole screening check appointment, or find out more about this service, please call our Customer Support team.
How do you get skin cancer?
There are two main types of UV radiation that damage the skin, UVA and UVB. UVB is the main cause of sunburn and skin cancer, although mounting evidence suggests that UVA may also play a role. Exposure to UV radiation is likely to cause over 90% of all skin cancer cases.
What is UVA? - UVA makes up most of the UV radiation that reaches the earth and it penetrates the skin most deeply. It causes tanning, skin ageing and DNA damage.
What is UVB? - UVB is responsible for vitamin D synthesis in the skin. It also causes damage to the top layer of the skin, resulting in reddening and sunburn. It is the major cause of nonmelanoma skin cancer (skin cancer caused by UV radiation). The ozone layer stops most UVB from reaching the earth, and UVB doesn’t pass through glass.
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