The two most common forms are Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC). Both these tumours are related to cumulative sun exposure and most commonly present in an older population with a life-time history of sun exposure. With more of us spending an increasing amount of time outdoors and taking holidays abroad we are now seeing these tumours in patients in their 20's and 30's. Outdoor workers and people with fair complexions are particularly at risk.
Melanoma: This type of skin cancer is less commonly seen, however it is the most serious type. It can arise from a mole or just appear as a black, irregular mark on the skin. Fair individuals, a person with a family history or one with multiple moles are more likely to suffer from a melanoma.
Skin cancers should be curable in most cases. Early detection, regular checkup's and proper management by a dermatologist should usually suffice.
With the help of our highly trained staff, we offer most skin cancer surgeries, either in rooms or in theatre.
We offer dermoscopic assessment for the detection of abnormal moles and provide advice on the treatment required. Moles can be excised or removed through the use of lasers.
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