With skin cancer continuing to rise and melanoma being one of the most common types of cancers in young adults, it’s imperative that we continue to check our moles on a regular basis to spot any changes at the earliest stage. It has been reported that individuals haven’t been seeking medical advice for medical complaints throughout the Covid-19 crisis, but it is crucial we take a vigilant approach to our moles; an early diagnosis will give the best chance of making a full recovery.
Consultant Dermatologist Dr Catherine Borysiewicz shared her advice for sun safety with Glamour magazine stressing that prevention is always better than cure. She advises the use of SPF 50+ and stresses the importance of applying an adequate amount; people apply less than half the amount required to receive adequate protection. Dr Borysiewicz also stresses the importance of applying sunscreen to commonly missed areas such as the back, neck, ears and feet and to regularly reapply throughout the day. Finally, she suggests avoiding UV exposure when the sun is at its hottest between 11am-3pm.
Dr Borysiewicz urges people to use the ABCDE Rule when checking their moles and also visit their GP or dermatologist for any changes to their moles at the earliest opportunity.
The Cadogan Clinic has the most comprehensive Mole Check service in the UK for screening, diagnosing and treating skin cancer and is the only service of its kind to be approved by the British Skin Foundation. It is also the only service to be led by Consultant Dermatologists and tracks changes both externally and internally. The results are rapid and treatment, if required, is available onsite with the leading team of experienced doctors and surgeons, providing the best results and continuity of care.
To make an appointment for a mole check please contact the team on 0207 305 7312.