TRACEY BELL Clinic Partners with Map My Mole to Enhance Skin Cancer Screening on the Isle of Man

The Tracey Bell Clinic, a leader in innovative medical and dental care, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Map My Mole, an advanced dermatology-led service designed to improve the early detection and diagnosis of skin cancer and other skin conditions. This collaboration marks a significant step in the Isle of Man’s patient care and preventive health services.

Close-up of a Dermatologist Mole Mapping on Patient's Back.

About Map My Mole

Map My Mole is a cutting-edge service that utilises sophisticated imaging technology ,to map and monitor moles and skin lesions. Under the guidance of dermatology specialists, this service offers a thorough analysis that aids in the early detection of skin cancer and may save lives when timely intervention is taken.

Step 1: Scheduling an Appointment

Patients make an appointment at a clinic where Map My Mole is available. This could mbe a skin screening facility, a dermatology clinic, or an all-inclusive medical facility like the Tracey Bell Clinic.

Step 2: Initial Consultation

During the initial consultation, a healthcare professional will discuss the patient’s medical history, skin type, and any specific concerns the patient might have about moles or skin lesions. This helps to personalise the screening process.

Step 3: Mole Mapping

The healthcare professional will methodically capture high-resolution images of the patient’s moles using advanced imaging technology. Where moles are present the entire skin surface will be scanned. The technology used predictably provides detailed visual data, highlighting even subtle skin changes that might not be visible to the naked eye.

Step 4: Analysis

The captured images are then analysed using specialised software to detect irregularities anomalies and indications of potential skin cancer. The software typically compares the moles against dermatological databases and algorithms to evaluate characteristics such as symmetry, borders, colour, size, and progression.

Step 5: Dermatological Review

Once the software analysis is complete, a dermatologist reviews the images and any issues that have been highlighted. This expert review is essential as it ensures a professional evaluation of any possible issues the software identifies.

Step 6: Sending the Report

The report is returned to the clinic for initial mapping after the dermatologist has reviewed and finalised it, where the initial mapping is done. This report includes detailed findings and recommendations for each significant mole or lesion. It indicates whether further examination, biopsy, or immediate treatment is necessary.

Step 7: Follow-Up Consultation

The patient will be called back to the clinic to discuss the results. During this appointment, the healthcare professional goes over the dermatologist’s report with the patient. They explain the findings, suggest next steps, and answer any patient questions. At this stage, plans are made if any moles require further monitoring or immediate intervention.

Step 8: Treatment or Monitoring

In cases where treatment is advised, such as the removal of a suspicious mole. The clinic will arrange this procedure. If the recommendation is to monitor certain moles, follow-up appointments will be scheduled accordingly. The clinic might use the initial images as a baseline to compare against future scans, enabling early detection of any changes.


‘Map My Mole’ is a comprehensive service designed to provide thorough and accurate mole mapping and analysis, significantly enhancing the ability to monitor and treat skin cancer effectively. This service is instrumental for early detection, which is critical in achieving positive outcomes in the treatment of skin cancer.

Female Dermatologist Examining Moles on Young Man's Back.

Importance of Regular Skin Checks

Skin cancer globally is one of the most common types of cancer, and early detection is crucial for effective treatment. Changes in the skin, particularly in moles or skin lesions, can be early signs of melanoma. The Tracey Bell Clinic’s collaboration with ‘Map My Mole’ emphasises the importance of regular skin examinations to identify any changes that might indicate skin cancer or other severe skin conditions.

Key indicators to look for in moles or skin lesions include:

  • Change in Colour: A mole that changes colour or is unevenly coloured.
  • Increase in Size: A mole that grows or has an irregular border.
  • Alteration in Shape: Any changes in shape, especially if a mole becomes asymmetrical.
  • Texture Changes: A mole that develops scaliness, bleeding, or a new bump.
  • Itchiness or Pain: Any discomfort such as itching or pain.

Statement from Dr Tracey Bell

Our partnership with Map My Mole represents our commitment to providing the highest standard of healthcare on the Isle of Man. By integrating Map My Mole’s innovative technology, we are enhancing our capability to detect and diagnose skin cancer at its earliest stages. We encourage everyone to understand the importance of regular skin checks and to be aware of any changes in their skin.

Visit us for a Consultation

We invite individuals with concerns to attend the clinic to learn more on how ‘Map My Mole’ can assist in maintaining their skin health. Early detection is vital, and our trained staff are here to provide comprehensive care and peace of mind.

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