Have you been meaning to get that dodgy mole checked out?
Well now you’ll have no excuse not to put your health first with a new Mole Scanning Service opening at Boots on Half Moon Street, Cork.
Developed in conjunction with ScreenCancer, the Boots Mole Scanning Service allows people aged 18 and over to have their moles or pigmented lesions scanned using a specialist device called a SIAscope.
The scan is then assessed by a dermatology specialist, and each person will receive a report based on the specialist assessment.
Should a suspicious lesion be identified, the individual will be referred to their doctor or specialist for follow-on treatment.
Incidences of melanoma in Ireland are at a record high with over 10,000 cases of skin cancer diagnosed annually. However, if spotted early, up to 90% of cases are curable,
So handy you can pop in on your lunch break, the Mole Scanning service costs €39 for one mole scanned, and €19 for each additional mole scan, up to a maximum of four moles.