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Mole & Skin Cancer

We are all becoming increasingly aware of the risks posed by sun damage to the skin, as well as the need to protect our skin in day-to-day life. However, statistically skin cancer is on the rise, with Cancer Research UK recently highlighting a tripling in the incidence of malignant melanomas among 18-34 year olds. Experts recommend we all have regular mole checks, to identify and, if necessary, remove any suspicious moles.

Mole Check treatments at the Cadogan Clinic
Cancer is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition, so taking swift, preventative measures is vital. Here at the Cadogan Clinic, our expert consultant dermatologists offer a range of treatments:

  • Mole mapping
  • Cryotherapy
  • Mohs surgery
  • Mole and skin cancer screening
  • Mole removal
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Skin cancer and melanoma treatment

Quick, painless removal at the Cadogan Clinic

Mole Check at the Cadogan Clinic is run by a team of highly skilled consultant dermatologists, who specialise in mole checks and the treatment of skin cancer. We offer the only mole-check service in the UK that guarantees results within 24 hours, meaning you don’t need to spend days worrying. In the event a mole does need to be removed, the procedure can be performed quickly and painlessly, using the most effective and efficient mole removal techniques available.

Our expert team also offers the specialist Mohs surgery – the most advanced technique for removing certain skin cancers.

Mole Check

The NHS and NICE guidelines recommend having your moles checked by an expert every six months – at a minimum.If you’ve had a mole removed, it’s every three months.

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Mole Removal

Moles are small clusters of coloured skin cells, which can form anywhere on the human body. Moles are usually harmless and people can live with them without any complications. However, moles can be cancerous, so if a mole looks suspicious it must be removed for immediate examination under a microscope (histology), to eliminate the risk of it developing further.

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Cryotherapy

The literal meaning of the term ‘cryotherapy’ is ‘treatment using low temperature’. Cryotherapy treatment refers to the removal of skin lesions by freezing them, with the most commonly used agent being liquid nitrogen.

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Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery, also known as chemosurgery, was created in 1938 by the American physician and general surgeon Dr Frederic E Mohs. The procedure is a microscopically-controlled surgery designed to treat common types of skin cancer. Mohs surgery allows for the removal of skin cancer with a very narrow surgical margin, which means there are very few tumour-free cells surrounding the cancer removed along with the affected cells.

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Skin Cancer and Melanoma

Skin cancer occurs when the genetic material inside the cells changes, causing an alteration in how cells behave. They increase in size and number, leading to the development of a tumour.

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