Event: Free Mole Checks
by a Consultant Plastic Surgeon
As part of Skin Awareness Week commencing 9th May at 58 Queen Square we are providing free mole checks from our Consulant Plastic Surgeons.
Skin cancer is now nearly as prevalent as all other cancers put together, with more than 200,000 basal cell skin cancers treated with surgery a year. New research has found that, over the past decade, there has been an 80 per cent rise in cases of skin cancer which are treated with surgery alone. Malignant Melanoma skin cancer is the 5th most common cancer in the UK and the number of people being diagnosed with this type of cancer has more than quadrupled in the past 30 years, partly due to more people taking holidays abroad and spending more time in the sun. With early detection and treatment, survival rates from malignant melanoma and other less serious forms of skin cancer is good.