Mole Screen Clinic Re-launched

Spire Clare Park Hospital has recently relaunched its Mole Screening Service to help combat the rise in skin cancer.

A woman in her 20’s is diagnosed with the most serious form of skin cancer almost every day, experts have warned. Cancer Research UK has reported that around 340 women aged 20-29 were diagnosed with potentially deadly malignant melanoma in the UK in 2005, up from 220 in 2003.

The overuse of sunbeds and over-exposure to sunlight has led to it being the most common cancer in young women. For women in their 30s, deadly skin cancer is now the third most common cancer after that of the breast and cervix. The key to fighting skin cancer, particularly the most serious form, is early detection.

Spire Clare Park Hospital in Farnham has recently purchased a new dermascope and re-launched their Mole Screen Clinic, which provides a complete assessment by a skin cancer screening specialist. For anyone who is worried about freckles, skin tags, brown spots, bumps nodules or moles that may have changed in shape, size or colour or those with a fair skin that burns easily, this service offers peace of mind, advice and prompt referral to a dermatologist or surgeon if need be.

The initial mole screen assessment, which costs £75, includes up to an hour with the specialist, a full visual check of all skin lesions, expert guidance on skin care and sun awareness and a written report. The clinic also offers dermoscopic imaging of lesions that require further assessment      

If you would like further information on The Mole Screen Clinic, please contact Spire Clare Park Hospital on 01252 895421 or 01252 895490.

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