The Valley Hospital’s Blumenthal Cancer Center has enhanced its early detection services with the addition of MoleSafe, the world’s most advanced melanoma detection and surveillance program.
To book an appointment or for more information on MoleSafe, please visit molesafe.com or call 1-877-MOLESAFE (1-877-665-3723).
Valley is the first hospital in Bergen County to offer MoleSafe’s state-of-the-art, comprehensive program. The MoleSafe service is a core component of The Valley Hospital’s melanoma and skin cancer care services at its Blumenthal Cancer Center.
MoleSafe’s program incorporates a suite of advanced melanoma detection and diagnosis tools and technology, including total body photography, digital dermoscopy, and digital serial monitoring.
“Skin cancer continues to become increasingly pervasive in the U.S., with New Jersey ranking in the top ten states with the highest numbers of new melanoma cases, making it imperative that individuals take precaution in their skin health and physicians provide patients with the most comprehensive detection programs available,” said Richard Bezozo, M.D., President of MoleSafe.
The MoleSafe procedure represents a new standard of care and is part of a life-long program for the early detection of melanoma. Its key elements include:
Risk Assessment: Using its database, MoleSafe has developed a risk assessment model that can help identify patients who may be at higher risk of melanoma.
Total-Body Photography: The use of total-body photography creates a baseline of the patient’s skin and therefore helps the MoleSafe specialists to identify both new and changing lesions that might indicate melanoma skin cancer.
Serial Digital Dermoscopy: Individual moles are imaged using dermoscopy, a technique that combines high magnification and high light intensity, allowing doctors to see below the skin surface, providing them with more information than the naked eye to determine if skin lesions are benign or malignant. Moles are tagged to their location on the body for subsequent diagnosis, identification and comparison over time.
Diagnosis and Management: The patient’s complete skin record, including digital images and clinical information, is sent via a secure tele-dermatology network to MoleSafe’s panel of world-class melanoma dermatologists (dermoscopists) for analysis and reporting. Patients and their designated doctors receive their reports and their digital melanogram.
Education and Follow-up: The MoleSafe melanographer, a trained nurse, educates patients about the risks of sun exposure, and helps generate a continuing partnership between MoleSafe, the patient, and his/her doctor.
The Valley Hospital’s MoleSafe program is located at One Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, NJ, in The Valley Hospital Daniel & Gloria Blumenthal Cancer Center at the Robert and Audrey Luckow Pavilion.
The cost varies depending on what procedure you have. When you call, a customer service representative will talk you through the options. They can also explain what insurance options may be available to you.
To book an appointment or for more information on MoleSafe, please visit www.molesafe.com or call 1-877-MOLESAFE (1-877-665-3723).