Check your Moles! It could save your life!

Dr. Hudson-Peacock, Consultant Dermatologist at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, advise a post summer skin check after UK skin cancer surge reported.

One of the most respected skin clinics in the county is urging all local residents to have their skin checked in light of disturbing national figures showing cases of skin cancer have DOUBLED in the last 12 months.

A study by Public Health England revealed the number of people admitted to hospital for non melanoma skin cancer and malignant melanoma jumped from 87,685 to 123,808 between 2007 and 2011.

Equating to a surge of 41 per cent – not including skin cancer sufferers who were treated as day patients – the team of experts at Canterbury Skin & Laser Clinic call these new statistics ‘worryingly high’ and are encouraging anyone concerned to visit them for a check up.

“Skin health is something we take very seriously at Canterbury Skin & Laser Clinic and we’re deeply shocked to see the national figures revealing such a massive rise in skin cancer cases over the last 5 years,” said Dr Mark J. Hudson-Peacock, Medical Director of the clinic.

“Now summer is over, we hope this raises awareness of the dangers of sun exposure, and encourage anyone worried about their skin health – or that of a family member – to book a consultation and take advantage of our expertise.”

According to the British Association of Dermatologists, skin cancers are the most common form of cancer in England and Dr Hudson-Peacock agrees the increase in sufferers is likely due to cheaper holidays to hotter places.

“It’s about time everyone took sun care more seriously at home and abroad,” says Dr Hudson-Peacock.

“Skin cancer cases are equal to all other types of cancer combined – we need to make a stand and at Canterbury Skin & Laser Clinic we want everyone in the local area to know we’re here to help.”

As the UK report suggests GPs and hospitals are overwhelmed with the amount of patients looking for advice and treatment, Dr Hudson-Peacock says their clinic can be contacted by anyone concerned about a suspicious mole or area of skin.

“Skin cancer can be found anywhere on the face and body so it’s really important you get a full check up. We can then advise the best course of action, if any is required, and offer practical and easy-to-follow sun safety advice.”

To book a consultation or find out more about the services offered by Dr Hudson-Peacock  and the team at Canterbury Skin & Laser Clinic including non-surgical Exilis skin tightening and injectable treatments visit www.skinandlaser.co.uk  or call 01227 472288