More Skin Cancers than all Others Combined

Skin Cancer Foundation Statistics

skin cancer foundationFigures from the Skin Cancer Foundation show just to what extent that melanoma eclipses all other cancers, saying:

Over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined.

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The World Health Organisation says that 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occur globally each year.

The good news is that if melanoma is caught in time, the lesion can be removed before it spreads.

Skin Health Awareness

Awareness of the issues relating to skin cancer is higher now than it was 3 decades ago, but the problem is that it can take many years for the symptoms to appear.

Experts advise everybody to be vigilant for suspicious moles or skin issues and to seek urgent assistance if there are any concerns. Most will turn out to be harmless, but if a mole is deemed to be potentially harmful, it can then be removed early. The sooner the detection, the earlier the treatment, giving the best chances for the patient.

Sun safety is now to the fore, with advice to be wary even on cloudy and cool days. Sun protection is advised all year round.

Mole removal

Cosmedics Skin Clinics have issued advice on what to look for in their ABCDE of mole checking.

Their doctors offer private mole removal in London and Bristol clinics with no waiting list. Moles are removed using the latest surgical techniques including laser mole removal; with trained doctors and surgeons. All moles are sent for testing (histology) as a precaution.

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.