The majority of people have moles on various parts of their body, most are harmless and should simply be left alone but some, especially if they are raised or change colour, can be a cause for concern. Moles that itch, have differing colours or bleed definitely warrant further investigate from a medical professional. If you are concerned about a mole and notice a change in its appearance, please make an appointment with a private dermatologist at a Duality Health clinic.
Private Mole Removal
We provide a comprehensive mole screening service and with your consent can record pictures of them, for your reference and also for our records so we can track any changes over a given amount of time. In the event we identify a mole that is potentially cancerous we will refer you to a consultant within two weeks, this timescale is standard practice and allows us to arrange an appointment with a specialist who after your consultation may refer you to a dedicated UK mole removal clinic.
What Makes a Mole Cancerous?
There are many reasons why a mole can turn cancerous, with perhaps the most common cause being exposure to UV rays. People who work outside, particularly those who work in the southern hemisphere, are more prone to skin cancer but everyone should take to same precautions in order to minimise their exposure to harmful UV rays. High factor sunscreen, a wide brimmed hat and good quality sunglasses are just three recommended measures you can take when out in the sun or on holiday in warmer climes. The key to surviving skin cancer is early detection. If you notice a mole that has changed in any way, we would strongly advise you to contact Duality Health as soon as possible. The earlier we spot a potential problem, the earlier we can arrange appropriate treatment if required. At our private clinics we have the experience and expertise to detect any mole changes that may warrant further investigation. Please make an appointment online or call us at your convenience.