Pain Free Skin Cancer Screening
Rapid Teledermatology Service in Brampton, Ontario
Did you know?
The wait time to see a dermatologist can be 5 months - 1 year in Canada, yet skin cancer is on the rise. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types. About one third of all new cases of cancer in Canada are skin cancers, and the rate continues to rise.
Advanced Vitality is very excited about the gap this service will fill in the Ontario Health care system especially as we continue to navigate lengthy wait times for medical appointments, and delays for specialists as a result of the pandemic.
You don't need a medical referral, an appointment or even a phone call with your doctor. This is strictly based on what you want for your own health and wellbeing. If you are concerned, you don't have to wait anymore, just give us a call and or book online and we can have a dermatologist looking at your mole/lesion within 72 hours!
HOW THE PROCESS WORKS: 5 EASY STEPS
DID YOU KNOW
“My atypical mole had been misdiagnosed three times using current screening techniques. MedX’s SIAscope imaging showed that I had Stage 1 melanoma. From detection to diagnosis, the entire experience was seamless and fast - less than 72 hours. The melanoma was immediately removed and I am so grateful for every sunrise I get to spend with my little girl."
Danielle Dupuis, Survivor
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
$249.99 - No dermatologist referral from family doctor / GP required
HST not applicable
Includes up to 4 different mole/lesion scan locations per visit
Patients with extended health insurance may be able to claim scanning costs
RAPID SKIN CANCER SCREENING FAQS
How Much does the Rapid Skin Cancer Screening Service Cost?
The cost of our rapid skin cancer screening and dermatologist diagnosis is $249.99. Thus price includes up to 4 scans of different moles / lesions.
If you have extended health insurance coverage, a portion of the service may be covered. Please consult with your insurance provider for coverage details.
How does our Rapid Skin Cancer Screening Service Work?
The process is quick, safe, and effective. First, a hand-held camera, operated by our trained technician, captures an image (up to 4 different locations per visit) of your concerned mole or skin lesion. Each image capture includes a dermascopic image (high resolution surface image) and four specialized spectrophotometric images 2mm below the skin (Hemoglobin image, Pigmentation image, Dermal Pigmentation image and Collagen image.
These images are then instantly sent to a local certified Ontario dermatologist who completes a full dermatological assessment. Within 72 hours from the date of your appointment at Advanced Vitality, you get your results.
Your personal information, including all previously captured images, are safely and securely stored for 7 years. You can retrieve your patient file and take another
scan of the same mole or lesion and compare it to previous images to see if there has been any change.
Does the SIAscopy skin cancer screening process hurt?
The process is 100% painless and safe for children, adults, and pre-natal women.
What if the Dermatologist has a concern after reviewing my images?
An Ontario Certified Dermatologist will determine if follow up is needed. If he/she does, you will be scheduled immediately for a local biopsy or directly for an excision. The nurse who contacts you shortly after your appointment at Advanced Vitality will support you and direct you with the next steps.
What areas on my body can you scan for me?
Any skin that would be visible while you are wearing a two-piece swimsuit (for women) or normal swim trunks for men are the body areas we can cover. Also, if the area in question is covered by a lot of body hair, it is best if you can try and trim/shave that area to allow for a more accurate image to be captured.
How long will my appointment be?
The entire appointment, from start to finish, should not take more than 20 minutes.
How long do I have to wait for my results?
Results will take up to 3 business days. We will email or call you to say the results are ready. All results are communicated verbally by a nurse to you so you can directly ask questions and clearly understand any necessary follow-up.