We are all increasingly aware of the risks posed by sun damage to the skin and the need to protect our skin in our every day life. Statistically skin cancers are on the rise, with Cancer Research recently highlighted a tripling in the incidence of malignant melanomas amongst 18-34 year olds. Experts recommend that we should all have regular mole checks to identify and if necessary remove any suspicious moles.
According to latest statistics, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK. Each year, 75,000 people are reportedly diagnosed with the disease. The main risk factor for skin cancer is prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiation and sunlight without proper protection, but there may be other factors as well, such as genetics.
Since skin cancer can be a life threatening disease and the condition should not be taken lightly. Many experts suggest that people ought to undergo regular mole and skin cancer screening to catch any potential risky development being caught in its earliest stages.
Why you should get your mole checked by our consultant dermatologist?
- It changes colour
- It has an uneven or ragged edge
- It is inflamed or painful
- It’s itchy, bleeding or oozing
- It has changed shape and looks different to your other moles
- It’s protruding and causing irritation
- You simply don’t like the look of it