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.
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
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
- exposed your skin to the sun (or sun beds) intermittently
our aim is to offer a personal and professional service
and we look forward to welcoming you to our clinic.