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At The Edinburgh Clinic we offer skin cancer and mole screening services with a range of specialists, including Consultant Dermatologists who specialise in skin surgery and minor surgery specialists.
The following facts about skin cancer have been provided by Cancer Research UK:
It is important to regularly check your moles especially if you have fair skin and tend to burn easily. Any suspicious moles should be checked by a doctor or specialist in skin cancer and mole screening.
When checking your moles it is important to know what to look for. You can keep an eye on the health of your skin, but if you are concerned about changes in any moles of skin areas, an expert is on-hand at The Edinburgh Clinic for full assessment and management. Things to look out for when checking your moles include:
Moles may become itchy or painful and may bleed or become irritated – this is not always a worrying sign but if you are concerned, see an expert and have it checked out.
This is our most popular screening service and involves an initial close examination of the mole in question. The mole is examined using a dermatoscope (a non-invasive diagnostic device for taking images of moles and other skin lesions). These images are securely stored and can be used for comparison at a later date if required.
Patients with one or two moles that they are concerned about can be seen in a 15 minute consultation
Includes a Sun Risk assessment, Full body skin examination includes:
Images of Moles and skin lesions using a Handyscope. Images are reviewed by The Doctor during the consultation and recommendations discussed.
Images are uploaded to a secure server to be stored for future comparison.
Occasionally the doctor will recommed a mole to be reassessed following intial screening – this is a 10 minute appointment and is included within the initial charge.
Patients invited to join the annual recall list. These patients will receive a letter yearly inviting them to attend for a further full body mole screen. Patients can opt out of the recall programme at any time.
Patients will receive a letter inviting them to book a full body mole screen. They will need to bring their letter with them to confirm eligibility for discounted rate. Discounted rate is valid for booking made within one month of the letter month – e.g. September recall letter – discounted rate valid until end of October.