spreading melanoma

Melanoma and Non-Melanoma

Six Out of Ten

When Six Out of Ten visited Dr Ross Perry at the Harley Street Skin and Laser Surgery Centre, the reporter was keen to get a health check for his numerous moles. 

As David explains:

‘I didn’t know this, but here are two types of skin cancer: melanoma and non-melanoma (basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma).’

‘Of both, the latter is easiest to treat and usually surgery can remove the damage. Exposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause non-melanoma skin cancer cells to form. Fortunately, there is a low risk of it spreading to other parts of the body as it only affects cells on the upper layers of the skin.’

‘So why bother covering up those moles? Well, that’s because abnormal moles land in the more aggressive melanoma skin cancer category, and that’s not good news. Any moles to suddenly change shape, colour, or size can be an indicator of cancerous cells. Given that I have hair growing out of a number of my moles, as well as lots on my back and torso, it was time to pay a visit to Dermatologist and founder of the Cosmedics clinics, Dr Ross Perry.’

Mole Check

sixoutoften.co.uk’s reporter, David, also reported about his experience of a ‘top to toe’ mole check, which reviews and documents everywhere from the scalp to the soles of the feet in order to identify and log any concerns.

Mole Checks

Cosmedics Skin Clinics’ doctors offer full mole checks at their London and Bristol clinics. This is the most comprehensive review of moles and is designed to flag up anything suspicious.

A normal mole consultation is a shorter appointment to focus simply on the specific mole that a patient is concerned to have removed.

Private Mole Removal

Cosmedics’ Skin Surgery Laser Clinics 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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