Pigmented Lesion Clinic
The Pigmented Lesion Clinic is a screening clinic based in the department of dermatology that works in conjunction with the Cutaneous Oncology Program. The clinic provides initial evaluation and follow-up for patients who are at high risk for melanoma, particularly individuals with a large number of atypical nevi. Total body photography and/or regional photos of dysplastic nevi are taken and used at each visit to identify and track atypical lesions over time.
Approaches that utilize photographs of clinically concerning lesions only and/or overview photographs of selected body parts are commonly employed for patients with fewer lesions or more anatomically restricted atypical melanocytic nevi.