The Independent featured Dr Ross Perry as its expert on melanoma skin cancer in its article entitled:
“World Cancer Day: 6 most common cancers for women and the symptoms to look out for”
Published for World Cancer Day, the feature looked at 6 common forms of cancer for women which are, in the UK:
- Melanoma skin
The Independent feature was designed to raise awareness of the disease and provide advice from leading medical experts.
Melanoma Skin Cancer
Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer for women, but it is increasing with the number of cases reported up 35% in the last decade. According to Cancer Research, 86% of cases are preventable, which is why it is important to raise awareness of the risks of sun damage as well as the fact that early diagnosis makes a big difference to survival rates.
Dr Ross Perry explains the impact of sun exposure in melanoma:
“Sun exposure is a known factor for increasing the risk of skin cancer and even the British sun can, over time, accumulate and cause sun damage.
“Getting a tan – especially sunburn – increases the risk of sun damage and in turn skin cancer. It’s a personal choice but having a tan that only lasts a week versus the risk of cancer: is it really worth it?
“No tan is a safe tan and these days fake tan is so realistic and safe that it’s better to look bronzed from a bottle than via the sun.”
1 in 2 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives and it is a leading cause of death in the UK. Early detection is key to treatment success and survival.
As early diagnosis and treatment gives the best outcomes, Dr Perry told the Independent that people need to check their skin for moles regularly. He explained what to look for in a mole check:
“Things to look out for are a mole or growth which is new or an existing one that has changed in size, shape, feel or colour, along with any itching, tenderness, crusting or bleeding.
“Seventy per cent of all melanomas are new moles, so it’s important to keep checking even if you don’t have any as one may develop.”
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This article was published 4th February to coincide with World Cancer Day.
Mole Removal Information
Cosmedics Skin Clinics are a leading private mole removal company offering laser and surgical treatment in Bristol and London. They also offer a full mole mapping service.
Dr Ross Perry
Dr Ross Perry is Founder and Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics.
He qualified at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1994. His career includes NHS skin cancer reconstruction, work as a GP, as well as private cosmetic skin treatments.
He established Cosmedics Skin Clinics in 2003 and remains in charge as Medical Director. He is best known for dealing with unwanted skin lesions and blemishes (e.g. moles, cysts, warts skin tags) and natural-looking use of non-surgical cosmetic injections (BOTOX® Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Facial Fillers).
Cosmedics Skin Clinics
Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical skin 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.
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