01 November 2016
The latest news and events from the Spire Specialist Care Centre, Chelmsford.
The Spire Specialist Care Centre are delighted to have partnered with Check4Cancer to offer you dedicated skin clinics at our cancer centre. Available bi-weekly, you can book yourself an appointment if you have any skin concerns, whether it's a mole that has changed shape, or you have noticed something's not quite right and want to put your mind at ease.
Skin check is suitable for men and women of any age, and appointments are approximately 30 minutes.
Over 100,000 people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the UK and over 2,800 die of the disease. Despite most moles being normal and healthy, a small number can change into melanoma and detecting these changes early can save lives.
Skin cancer affects both men and women and the biggest cause is from UV rays from the sun or sun beds. Men and women are affected on different parts of the body as illustrated below:
SkinCheck starts with an online risk assessment examining the personal risk of skin cancer followed by a 30 minute consultation with a skin specialist nurse comprising:
After the appointment we issue the result letter and personalised early detection programme. Should an employee be considered high risk, they will be referred to their GP or a consultant dermatologist or plastic surgeon for further assessment and investigation.
If you want to know more about Skin Cancer, or to book an appointment, please visit our SkinHealth UK website where you book online and find information about symptoms, risks and advice on how to stay safe in the sun.