Skin cancers are increasing as we live longer and our exposure to the UV light is greater.
Early detection of skin cancer gives the best possible outcomes and the best ways of detecting worrying moles are:
- self checking all areas of your skin every 3 months
- full mole checks by doctors
The key message is that new or changing moles in comparison to all your other moles should be checked out by a doctor especially if you have a mole that looks ‘ugly’ compared to the others.
For peace of mind a 30 minute consultation with one of our skin doctors will hopefully put your mind at rest and give you all the information you need to monitor your moles yourself
Full Body Mole Skin Checks with dermoscopy are £190
Higher risk individuals should undertake yearly mole checks who:
- have more than 50 moles
- family history of melanoma
- history of blistering sunburn
- high UV exposure as a child especially if from Australia, New Zealand or South Africa
We have the facilities to remove moles at the same appointment if necessary, or at a later date if preferred.
Call us on 0207 386 0464 to make an appointment today
It is our policy that ALL mole specimens deemed appropriate are sent for testing for patient safety, good clinical practice and ultimate peace of mind. The mole is sent to a specialist laboratory where it is examined by a doctor to ensure all the layers of the skin are normal.
More information on mole removal.