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How to Identify the 5 Different Types of Melanoma

How to Identify the 5 Different Types of Melanoma

Skin cancer affects over 100,000 people in the UK alone, with a further 2,500 losing their lives because of it. Knowing how to identify skin cancer can save someone’s life.

Skin Cancer: A gentle reminder to be vigilant

I know that the 'Wear SPF daily! requests from healthcare professionals can seem a little repetitive, but overexposure to UV light is the main cause of non-melanoma skin cancer, a condition that presents in over 100,000 new patients in the UK every year.

Welcome to Spring! Don't forget your sunscreen (SPF)

Welcome to Spring! It’s time for me to gently remind you all to wear SPF all year round, even when it feels like there is an Arctic chill in the air.

Infographic: Facts About Moles

Cosmedics Skin Clinics have published an infographic entitled Facts About Moles in order to help raise awareness of the importance of mole checking and what to do if there are any doubts.

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for treating skin cancers and pre-cancerous conditions

Some of you may have seen Amanda Platell's article in the Daily Mail about Photodynamic Therapy (PDT for short) and the treatment of skin cancers and skin pre-cancers. In essence the article described the use of chemicals applied to the skin which then make rapidly growing skin cancer cells very susceptible to the damaging effects of particular light sources.