A feature in the Daily Mirror, also published in the Sunday People, gives a timely warning about the need to check for melanoma symptoms in an article entitled:
“Skin cancer warning from top doctor who says killer moles grow all year round – not just in summer weather.”
GP and founder of Cosmedics Skin Clinics, Dr Ross Perry, was invited to give his expert advice on the risks of neglecting our skin as temperatures drop.
He says that skin cancer can occur at any time of the year, but it is harder to spot when we’re wearing lots of warm layers rather than bikinis and t shirts.
Mole Check Advice
Dr Ross Perry told the Mirror/People that we can all do a mole check at home. The key is to do it regularly and see a GP if there are any changes to moles/freckles or peculiar patches of your skin.
“Check every two months when you get out of the shower, or get a partner to check for you.
“Inspect the backs of your legs, inner thighs, your bottom, back of your arms and the soles of your feet.
“It only takes a minute or two but you need to look everywhere because skin cancer is indiscriminate.
“Melanoma can occur at any time in your life, to anyone, and the aggressive black moles are more likely to appear in sun-exposed sites but can occur anywhere on your body.”
Ross stressed it is important to keep an eye on any unusual moles and not to worry about going back to your GP if there are any changes, even if they have checked it before.
“It’s not a case of black or white. You might get reassured once but if six months later it’s doubled in size and is twice as black, you need to go back and speak to your GP.
“We have a sixth sense of knowing when something is abnormal or not, and if it continues to be a worry get another appointment.”
“Awareness over the last decade has improved massively but we can always do better.
“Survival rates are also getting better and that is one of the reasons it’s important to catch them early.”
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Dr Ross Perry
Dr Ross Perry regularly provides expert comment and advises the media on a range of skincare and health-related issues.
He has particular expertise in skin surgery mole removal and melanoma; having removed thousands of moles in his career, both within the NHS and privately through Cosmedics Skin Clinics. He provides expert advice on skin cancer, sun damage and sun protection for a variety of UK media and publications.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics
Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors. The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics was has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.
Call 020 7386 0464 or email email@example.com to book an appointment.