Skin Cancer

    Symptoms include;

    • Changes to a mole, freckle or patch of skin

    • A new growth or sore that doesn't heal

    • Itchy, bleeding or crusty moles

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The most common sign of skin cancer is a change in existing moles or freckles,  however, it can also be characterized by a change to an ordinary patch of skin.

There are certain things to be conscious of in relation to skin changes and if you are concerned, should always seek the opinion of a medical professional. Things like mole borders becoming irregular in shape, uneven coloration of moles including darker patches and existing moles becoming asymmetrical in shape. It is important to catch any skin changes early, often it may be nothing but if it does result in a skin cancer diagnosis, successful treatment relies on early detection.

These pictures show some of the things to look out for in melanoma skin cancer. Please be aware that not all skin cancers look like this, these pictures are just examples and are not to scale.

Symmetry

The two sides don’t look the same.

Border

Irregular border – edges may be blurred or jagged.

Colour

Uneven colour, with more than one shade.

Size

Large size – usually at least the size of the end of a pencil.

It’s important to be aware that there are other signs of skin cancer too. These include:

• A new growth or sore that doesn’t heal
• A spot, mole or sore that itches or hurts
• A mole or growth that bleeds, crusts or scabs

Don't wait or suffer in silence.  If you would like to make an appointment to discuss any of the above with one of our GPs or Consultant Specialists in this area please follow the options below.

Our Doctors will follow the approved NICE Guidelines when making any diagnosis.
 
 

If you would like to book an appointment or require further information on the available options, please do not hesitate to contact our private patient booking team via our online enquiry form.

Alternatively, email Kingsbridge Private Hospital

Treatment Locations

Kingsbridge Private Hospital

811-815 Lisburn Road,
Belfast

Healthcare Professionals & Consultants

Dr Olga Kerr

Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon

Mr Chris Hoo

Consultant Plastic & Breast Surgeon

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