Facebook Post Promotes Awareness of Unusual Moles

A Facebook post which has now been shared over 100,000 times and liked over 25,000 times has helped to raise awareness worldwide of the strange places that skin cancer can occur.

Melanie Williams first noticed an unusual black mark on her thumb and initially assumed it was some kind of wart or fungal infection. However, on seeing a doctor to get it checked out, she discovered that the black mark on her thumb was actually skin cancer and would require urgent removal.

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Her brave Facebook post has certainly helped to raise awareness about the signs of skin cancer, as it has been shared worldwide. Melanie says:

“Please go and get any changes or growths on your skin checked out, please tell people around you to get checked as well.”

“Don’t leave it to chance or make excuses! I will be fighting fit in no time but if I’d left it, I may have been losing more than a thumb.”

Melanie has now had surgery but her update makes clear that there will be a further operation:

“I had my op today, but it turns out I may need more of my thumb taken than first expected. I’m due to have more tests done in the next week, so will have to see where we go from there.”

“Thank you to everyone who shared this post. Totally lost for words (for those who know me, this is rare) on the response it has received. I feel proud of everyone who’s shared and taken note because of the awareness it’s raised! You lot rock.”

Mole Checks

Dr Ross Perry of Cosmedics Skin Clinics says ‘if in doubt, check it out’ is the mantra for suspicious moles. He calls it the ‘ugly duckling syndrome’ – a mole which looks unusual, suspicious or just unlike anything else. If you just have a feeling that it’s not quite right, you should certainly have it examined by a doctor as soon as possible to rule out melanoma and start treatment ASAP if there are any concerns.

Vigilance is vital, although most moles are actually harmless. For clients who would prefer to have a mole removed for cosmetic reasons or just peace of mind, doctors at Mole Clinics offer laser surgery as well as excision techniques for larger lesions with no waiting lists. At Mole Clinics, all removed moles are sent away for testing and a report given.

Private Mole Removal

Cosmedics Skin Surgery Laser Clinic offer private mole removal at a selection of clinics based in London and Bristol. Moles are removed using the latest surgical techniques including laser mole removal; with trained doctors and surgeons.

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