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Mole Mapping

Get to Know Your Skin

If you have a history of melanoma or atypical moles, St. Luke’s MSTI offers mole mapping, or skin photography, to monitor changes in existing moles and find new lesions that could be melanomas.

Using a state-of-the-art digital camera, a professionally trained technician takes photos of your entire skin surface. You and your referring provider will use these photos as a baseline to help spot any changes that may occur over time, and provide an opportunity to monitor areas of concern. These photos can assist in an earlier diagnosis of melanoma and help you avoid the possibility of unnecessary surgery or biopsy.

Mole mapping requires a physician referral. Ask your doctor or dermatologist if mole mapping is right for you.

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Changes in a Mole or Skin Growth

Changes in a Mole or Skin Growth

Moles may change over time. They may get bigger, grow a hair, become more raised, get lighter in color, or fade away. Many people develop new moles until about age 40. But some changes in moles or skin growths are caused by skin cancer.

Early detection and treatment of skin cancer can prevent complications. Learn more about recognizing troublesome skin changes.
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State-of-the-art treatment close to home; patient-centered care and support; cutting-edge research; and community cancer prevention and education initiatives.


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    100 E. Idaho St.
    Boise, ID 83712
    (208) 381-2711
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