Calgary Mole Mapping Helps Prevent Melanoma & Other Skin Cancers

Jul 10, 2024

Got some suspicious-looking moles? (403-457-1900 or [email protected]) offers mole mapping to help identify potential skin cancer issues and support your overall wellness.

Most moles are harmless, but if you have many moles or notice changes in colour or size, it's important to get them checked by a board-certified dermatologist. Mole mapping at involves taking detailed photos of your moles, including those in hard-to-reach areas, and monitoring them over time to detect early signs of skin cancer, helping to put your mind at ease.

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The Canadian Dermatology Association reports that skin cancer is the most common cancer in Canada. According to their data, 1 in 59 men and 1 in 73 women will develop the most deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma. However, skin cancer is largely preventable and highly treatable when detected early. In fact, melanoma has over a 95% cure rate when caught early, highlighting the importance of regular skin checks. At, our professional and expert skin cancer team collaborates with you to identify potential problem areas, monitor changes over time, and provide treatment if needed, ensuring your well-being.

Early Diagnosis Saves Lives

"Mole mapping is recommended if you have a family history of skin cancer," explains a spokesperson. "If you have a lot of moles and have experienced frequent sunburns, mole mapping is a wise choice. If you have any large moles, moles that have changed, or new moles that have appeared, mole mapping will help us monitor changes without having to get biopsies of suspicious moles.”

Mole mapping is especially important for those with a family history of skin cancer or an increased risk due to factors like frequent sunburns, fair skin, many moles, freckles, blue or green eyes, or blonde or red hair. 

At, trained health professionals with experience in dermatology will use the latest imaging technology to generate high-quality images of all your moles, mapped against their location on your body. These images are then assessed by Dr. Kenneth Alanen, a board-certified dermatologist, so that with each subsequent check-up even slight changes in shape, texture, elevation, size, colour, and more can be observed.

Diagnostic and Preventive Procedures

If finds a suspicious mole, they will recommend a biopsy or removal. If feasible, this procedure may be done on the same day as your mapping appointment. During other treatments, such as cosmetic laser procedures, if something suspicious is noticed, CEO and Laser Treatment Specialist Ildikó Juhasz can refer you immediately to Dr. Alanen, a board-certified dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon. Laser treatments not only enhance your skin but can also help reduce cancer risk by removing precancerous lesions. No referrals are needed in this scenario, ensuring quick and efficient care for any potential skin cancer concerns.

Get Expert Attention

If you are concerned about moles, you are invited to arrange a non-referred mole mapping appointment by calling our dermatology clinic at (403) 457-1900 or booking through the website’s request form.

Previous clients have positive reviews for "I had a number of suspicious looking moles and other brown marks on my back, chest, and shoulders which were very concerning," says Gilbert L. "I saw Dr. Alanen and cannot express how knowledgeable and thorough he was in going through the mole mapping process. He explained everything and answered all of my questions. Luckily there was nothing to be concerned about but I now have a baseline to work from. I highly recommend and Dr. Alanen."

Stay Proactive

Skin cancer is a serious matter. Get your moles mapped at for peace of mind and proactive care.

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