Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK, resulting in 2,500 fatalities each year. The diagnosis of skin cancer is predicted to rise at an alarming rate over the next decade due to an ageing population combined with holidays abroad and a trend for tanning.

Skin cancer is caused by exposure to ultraviolet rays –UVA and UVB rays. Other factors also contribute to the development of skin cancer such as genetics, a history of childhood sunburn, multiple atypical moles, prolonged exposure to UV rays, fair skin and outdoor-related work.

It is imperative that individuals monitor their moles on a regular basis to identify any changes at the earliest possible stage. Early diagnosis is essential in all types of skin cancer as it will drastically impact the outcome and recovery of an individual.

The two most common forms of non-melanoma skin cancer are:

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) which accounts for 75% of skin cancer. It may appear as a small lump with a translucent appearance or a red, scaly patch. It may slowly grow bigger, become crusty, start bleeding or turn into a painless ulcer.

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) accounts for approximately 20% of skin cancer and appears as a firm lump (usually pink in colour) with a rough, crusty or scaly surface. It can be sore to touch, bleed easily and may develop into an ulcer.

Related Treatments:

Image of MR BRYAN MAYOU, FOUNDER

Of course, we use the very latest technology. But our real skill is in knowing how and when to use it to suit each individual patient.

MR BRYAN MAYOU, FOUNDER

In The News

Dr Alexis Granite Talks Melasma with Sheerluxe

Dr Alexis Granite Talks Melasma with Sheerluxe

Dr Alexis Granite shares her expertise with Sheerluxe on…

Promoting Realistic Standards of Beauty

Promoting Realistic Standards of Beauty

Doctors must play a key role in countering the impact of…

Switching up Spring Skincare | Dr Mahto in The Telegraph

Switching up Spring Skincare | Dr Mahto in The Telegraph

Dr Anjali Mahto has been featured in The Daily Telegraph…

Dr Mahto Talks Acne In The Telegraph

Dr Mahto Talks Acne In The Telegraph

Dr Mahto has been featured in the Telegraph talking her…

The Skincare Bible by Dr Mahto

The Skincare Bible by Dr Mahto

Dr Anjali Mahto has launched The Skincare Bible, a no-nonsense…

Dr Maryam Zamani featured in Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

Dr Maryam Zamani featured in Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

Dr Maryam Zamani has been featured in Harper's Bazaar Arabia,…

Dr. Anjali Mahto Talks Sensitive Skin with Sheerluxe

Dr. Anjali Mahto Talks Sensitive Skin with Sheerluxe

Sheerluxe featured Consultant Dermatologist Dr. Anjali Mahto…

Dermamelan Peel Review | You magazine

Dermamelan Peel Review | You magazine

You magazine’s beauty journalist Bella Blisset reviewed…

Dr Zamani in Healthista Series

Dr Zamani in Healthista Series

Dr Maryam Zamani, Consultant Oculoplastic Surgeon and Aesthetics…

Dr Mayou in Grazia

Dr Mayou in Grazia

Consultant Dermatologist Dr Susan Mayou was featured in…

Dr Granite in the Independent

Dr Granite in the Independent

Consultant Dermatologist Dr Alexis Granite is featured in…

Dr Granite talks Acids with Stylist

Dr Granite talks Acids with Stylist

Consultant Dermatologist Dr Alexis Granite is featured in…