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Molecheck Skin Cancer Prevention

Do you need to have your moles checked ?

Skin cancer is now one of the most common cancers in the UK . There are approximately 70,000 new cases annually. Malignant melanoma, often just referred to as melanoma, is the most serious form of skin cancer affecting approximately 7,000 people in the UK every year. Unfortunately, at least 1 in 4 of those affected die, however, if detected before it has spread from the skin to other parts of the body (metastasized) melanoma is completely curable.

If you have moved to a climate with greater hours of sunshine than you are used to, it is likely that you have increased your risk of developing skin cancer. As with all cancers early detection is of paramount importance, if treatment is to be successful.

MoleCheck is the Costa del Sol’s first clinic dedicated to skin cancer screening. The client’s moles are screened using a technique called ‘dermoscopy’ which is painless, safe and completely non invasive. During the consultation process a specialist dermoscopy nurse will examine your moles to determine if any need to be scrutinised more closely. Any suspicious moles are then scanned using the microDERM® digital dermoscopy system and the client referred to a dermatologist, where necessary.

Who is at risk of developing skin cancer ?

We are all at risk of developing melanoma as there is one over-riding risk factor that we are all exposed to which is the ultraviolet light or radiation emitted from either the sun, or sunbeds. Some people are more at risk than others and your risk is increased if you have;

- fair skin
- a close relative who has had malignant melanoma
- skin that burns easily in the sun
- a lot of moles
- a tendency to ‘freckle’ easily
- moved to, or were born in a hot, sunny, climate
- been badly sunburned at least once in the past five years
- exposed your skin to the sun (or sun beds) intermittently

At MoleCheck, our aim is to offer a personal and professional service and we look forward to welcoming you to our clinic.



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