Time in the sun is a pleasure, although the ultra violet rays we enjoy are also the primary cause of most skin cancers.
Sunlight helps us to create essential vitamin D and feels good. With time management, along with modern sun screens, we should enjoy nature’s warmth.
The trouble is that during the overseas holiday boom of the late 20th century, negative effects were not well understood, or publicised. UV is also a mutagen, able to turn normal skin cells into cancerous cells.
Skin cancer can be slow to appear, perhaps many years after the true cause. We are now seeing an exponential growth in cases, although fortunately have seen a similar increase in the ability to deal with them.
Our North London clinic was founded by a specialist skin cancer team, able to appreciate the elements needed for successful care.
Above anything else, the earlier skin cancer is diagnosed, the better, to reduce treatment and improve outcome. Diagnosis calls for specialised skills, as will treatment when needed, for whatever stage a cancer has reached.
A spread of knowledge is an asset, a multidisciplinary team, devoted to skin cancer care. From experienced consultants, to surgeons, oncologists, pathologists and support staff with focused training.
The latest technology is valuable. State of the art imaging technology such as a confocal microscope reduces the need for biopsies, developed surgical techniques such as Mohs reduce damage and scarring.
Skincare Network is one of the few clinics offering all these facilities, because we care about skin cancer, our patients and how they feel.
Feeling confident in the staff and facilities available to support you does matter. Apart from a more settled mind, this truly can help with recovery.
A consultant specialising in skin cancer also knows the value of going beyond examination. Understanding unique symptoms and the way a condition can impinge on your life, tailoring treatment to match.
Every recognised approach is available, from laser surgery, or photodynamic therapy, to surgical excision. After treatment, where required, or if you are at risk, individual screening programs can be arranged.
By all means follow the link below to see an in depth section on skin cancer. Or get in touch with our North London clinic, where you will find knowledgeable staff who listen to your needs.