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Skin Cancers

Our skin protects us from environmental risk, including the rays of the sun. However, UV light damaging your skin cells causing unwanted cellular change which could eventually lead to skin cancers.

Skin cancer has become the most common type of cancer. In the UK, more cases are diagnosed each year than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer put together. The lifetime risk of skin cancer is currently around 20%.

If you are or have been in the sun a lot, have a family history of skin cancer, or have a large, number of moles, or they are atypical, whether through family traits, or individually your risk of having skin cancers may be increased.

If you have noticed certain changes in an area of your skin and are concerned that you may be experiencing the early stages of skin cancer, it is vital that you have the area checked by a medically-trained skin professional.

At The London Cosmetic Clinic, we offer skin cancer screening, mole mapping, skin biopsy and the surgical removal of skin cancer lesions for our patients, using clinically-proven techniques and treatments.


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Skin Cancers Treatments

Skin cancer screening at The London Cosmetic Clinic

To ensure skin conditions are detected early, it is important to continually check your skin including moles to track any changes. By checking your skin regularly, you should be able to catch a suspicious tumour / mole at an early stage so it can be dealt with quickly. Checking your own skin can often be very difficult, especially if you have a lot or have lesions in hard to see areas such as the back and shoulders.

During your skin exam, your medical practitioner will check your skin for moles, birthmarks and other pigmented areas which may look abnormal in their colour, shape, size, or texture.

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Skin biopsy

Following a total body skin examination, our doctor will discuss with you. If any worrisome lesion(s) are found, they may be advised for a skin biopsy.

A skin biopsy is a procedure to remove cells or skin samples from your body for laboratory examination and look through under a microscope. It is used to diagnose skin conditions including skin cancers and remove abnormal tissue. Sometimes a biopsy may be done a week or two later if the skin condition is not considered severe or life threatening.

If the practitioner feels that an area might require a skin biopsy, it can be undertaken here at The London Cosmetic Clinic. This is where a small amount of skin is surgically removed, after a local anaesthetic has been applied. It does not hurt and may require a small dressing afterwards. The small piece of skin is then sent off to a lab for testing.

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Surgical removal of skin cancers

Excisional surgery or shave excision is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of growths, such as moles, masses and tumours, from the skin along with the healthy tissues around the tumour.

This procedure is done by one of our specialist surgeons which would be done under local anaesthetic injections. First, they remove a part or the whole or a part of the lesion or tumour. The sample will then be sent off to a lab for testing and checking under a microscope. If cancer cells are seen whether it is adequately removed, or additional skin will be removed and examined again. This procedure can take up to an hour to complete, depending on the amount of skin or tumours need to be removed.

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Mole mapping

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK. According to Cancer Research UK, there are almost 16,000 new cases of melanoma skin cancer every year in the UK and each year that number is growing. In the last decade melanoma skin cancer incidence rates have increased by almost half (45%) in the UK. However, if treated, there is a 90% chance of survival, hence why it is so important to check your moles regularly.

Mole mapping is a process where your skin is examined and your individual moles are documented, to help detect any changes in your moles as early as possible. The best mole mapping procedure involves a full body digital photograph and dermoscopy.

Dermoscopy is a non-invasive examination of the surface of the skin, using a microscope, allowing visualisation of the early and very subtle changes of the skin, as a result of the onset of skin cancer.

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