Skin cancer is a very serious form of cancer, but if it’s caught early enough, it’s easy to treat. For peace of mind, we offer a Mole Check service.
This is suitable for anyone who’s concerned about a mole, and would like it to be regularly checked for any signs of malignancy. Each time you visit, we will take very detailed photographs and analyse the images to see if any changes have occurred.
Your appointment will be with a trained professional in our medical team, led by Dr Amy Poyner. You can find out more about their credentials here
No, unfortunately this service is not available on the NHS.
No, you don’t need to – although we strongly recommend that you discuss any mole that you’re concerned about with your GP before you make an appointment with us.
Your healthcare consultant will discuss your mole with you and ask if you have noticed any changes. We will not have access to your NHS medical notes, so you will need to tell us about any treatment you may have had in the past (preferably with dates). A high resolution photograph will be taken of your mole and stored on our secure system. Next time you visit, we will take another picture – and compare them to see if there have been any changes over time. Your appointment will take around 15 minutes.
Your healthcare professional will be trained to look for early signs of cancer. If she spots anything, then she will suggest that you visit your GP or make an appointment with one of our Consultant Dermatologists for a specialist’s opinion.
If you have a new mole or spot any changes in an existing mole, go to your GP or make an appointment with one of our Consultant Dermatologists. Once you know that your mole doesn’t need treatment, then you can book in for regular Mole Checks. Never ignore signs that could indicate cancer, such as a change of colour, size or texture.
Yes – we can also check freckles for any signs of early malignancy.
That’s up to you – but for peace of mind, we recommend making this an annual appointment. In between sessions, if you note any abnormal signs such as any change in size, colour, or discharge, then go to your GP or Consultant Dermatologist.
Possibly – please get in touch to discuss your policy.
We are registered to offer consultations and treatment to children aged 12 and over. You will need a letter of referral from your GP or Paediatrician if your child is under the age of 12.