MSN – Regular Skin Cancer Checks

MSN published an article about ‘Why skin cancer checks are important’ with input from skin cancer and mole removal expert Dr Ross Perry.  

The article followed a couple of high profile cases of celebrities who had experience of the issue themselves.

Khloe Kardashian had a tumour removed from her face after a cancerous mole was removed 20 years ago, while Teddi Mellencamp told fans that she had a diagnosis of stage 2 melanoma and was about to have the tumour removed.

MSN asked Dr Ross Perry to explain more. He told MSN:

“Seventy per cent of melanomas are a new mole and that is why it is always important to be vigilant and to check regularly for new moles, but also changing moles or abnormal moles.

“I encourage people to have their moles checked pre and post-summer months, especially following weeks or months of sun exposure.”

Dr Perry says the most important thing is to carry out regular skin checks for any new moles or changing moles.

If there are any concerns about the mole in terms of size, shape, colour or changing or odd behaviour that is just a bit odd and different; then it’s best to get it checked via a GP or dermatologist.

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Mole Checks

Cosmedics Skin Clinics’ doctors and surgeons 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. Through regular reviews, it can also monitor changing moles.

Where patients are more concerned about reviewing a specific mole, then a normal mole consultation is a shorter appointment to focus on that area with a view to suggesting the most appropriate treatment options. Where required, moles can usually be removed there and then as part of Cosmedics’ unique ‘See & Treat’ service.

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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