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Dr Howard Stevens, a leading consultant and founder of Skin Care Network explains recent advances in skin cancer diagnosis.
Skincare Network is one of the few clinics in London with a dedicated, multidisciplinary team, delivering best practice skin cancer treatment. This includes on site day surgery, plastic surgery, laser treatment and the gold standard, Mohs surgery.
Our consultant dermatologists and surgeons specialise in treating skin cancer. Their skills are supported by the latest diagnostic equipment and dermatology nurses experienced in cancer management.
Rarer conditions are treated at our clinic, such as extramammary Paget’s disease, or nodular melanoma. The types of skin cancer we more often treat include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and the most serious, malignant melanoma.
Personal Skin Cancer Treatment
Our patients receive individual care focused on their case, accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment matter. Of equal importance, is the compassionate support and personal advice our team offer.
Skin cancer treatment has progressed in recent years and recovery rates are high but we understand the level of concern patients may have. Helping with this aids recovery and is our instinctive wish.
Cancer care is enhanced by understanding the person you are treating, a key aspect of the consultation you will have with one of our London clinicians, who include four leading Mohs surgeons. Their reputation for skin cancer treatment in London is outstanding.
Consultation & Diagnosis
One consultant will manage your case from your first visit, offer all the support, advice and explanation you need. Our multidisciplinary approach to skin cancer treatment will still be there when needed.
Beyond assessing your physical condition, the size and number of lesions, we want to ensure you have the best diagnosis available. Discussing your symptoms, or medical history can raise aspects which deserve unique insight.
Our consultants do consult with each other, work as a team. They share knowledge of cases and if they can shed light on your case, they will. Cancer treatment is a developing science, high level knowledge should be shared.
The latest technology supports our team, whether this is confocal microscopy to replace a surgical biopsy, or mapping change and progress through digital imaging. Knowledge and science complement each other.
The same thoughts apply to a standard biopsy when required, to microscopy, or histology, conducted in house and by expert hands working together. We want nothing to be missed, the best possible treatment plan defined.
Treating Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is a broad term, which can simply relate to skin level growths, or lesions, or melanoma, with the ability to spread to other parts of the body.
Case numbers have risen, yet improved awareness and early, accurate diagnosis see many cases confined to the first stages. Successful treatment can come from medicated creams, cryosurgery (freezing), lasers, or non invasive, photodynamic therapy.
Where surgical excision is needed, this is kept to the minimum to safely remove unwanted tissue. An ethos which is taken to new levels in Mohs micrographic surgery, a procedure we specialise in.
Our wish is for London skin cancer treatment to lead the world, to offer a centre of excellence, where every patient finds professional support. If you feel we can help, you will be made welcome.