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Infographic, Skin Cancer

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Infographic

Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world. There are more than 100,000 new cases of non-melanoma skin cancer every year in the UK Non-melanoma skin cancer accounts for 20% of all cancer and 90% of all skin cancer. Click on the infographic below to find out more about the main types of non-melanoma skin cancer, common…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on April 4, 2016

Infographic, Skin Cancer

Moles: what to look for Infographic

Melanoma is an aggressive type of skin cancer that, if left untreated, can spread rapidly to the lymphatic system and other organs of the body, such as the liver and the lungs. Click on the infographic below to find out more about the ABCDEs and risk factors of melanoma skin cancer:
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on April 4, 2016

Skin Cancer, Skin Care, Sun Damage

Sun protection whilst skiing

Most people don’t realise they are at greater risk of UV damage while skiing than when on the beach. On the slopes, the skin is exposed to high levels of UV light, absorbing both the direct UV rays from the sun and the UV rays reflected off the snow. Reasons why UV damage is greater There are two main reasons…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on January 4, 2016

MOHS Microsurgery, Mole Checks, Skin Cancer, Sun Damage

Survey finds people don’t know much about skin cancer

A major survey by the British Association of Dermatologists reveals that only one person in 25 checks their skin for signs of skin cancer once a month. Checking is recommended every four weeks to spot any skin cancers as soon as possible so they can be treated promptly. “The survey also found that most people are generally not aware of what…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on May 15, 2015

Melanoma, Skin Cancer

One step nearer to a skin cancer vaccine?

Dr Conal Perrett, Consultant Dermatologist The Devonshire Clinic, comments on an exciting new study showing that a skin cancer vaccine can help treat patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer. The study is published in a leading journal but the full development of a skin cancer vaccine could still be several years away. What is a cancer vaccine? When researchers talk…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on April 27, 2015

Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Sun Damage

Holiday sun linked to skin cancer risk

More than 5,700 people in the UK aged 65 and over are now being diagnosed every year with malignant melanoma – the most serious form of skin cancer – compared to only 600 in the middle of the 1970s. Although all age groups are showing an increase, the rise is the most dramatic in this older age group. Dr Conal…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on April 10, 2015

Skin Cancer

Combining Skin Cancer Treatments – London Dermatology

News from Dr Conal Perrett, Consultant Dermatologist The Devonshire Clinic Today, Dr Conal Perrett, a leading skin expert with his own private dermatology clinic London, presents his team’s findings after trialling a combined treatment for superficial basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer. He is speaking at the American Academy of Dermatology’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, USA.…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on March 20, 2015

Early Access to Medicines Scheme, Melanoma, Skin Cancer

New skin cancer drug approved – London Dermatology

Fast-tracked through the new Early Access to Medicines Scheme The new drug, pembrolizumab, has been developed to treat advanced skin cancers such as melanomas that have started to spread through the body. Although it has not yet been licensed in the UK, a new scheme has made it available for people already very ill with their disease. ‘The arrival of…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on March 20, 2015

Skin ageing, Skin Cancer, Sun Damage

Skin cancer – cutting your risk

As a Consultant Dermatologist and specialist Dermatological Surgeon, Dr Conal Perrett treats many cases of skin cancer each year. Most are the common basal cell carcinomas, which grow slowly and can be treated successfully. Other types of skin cancer can, however, be more aggressive. Dr Perrett supports Sun Awareness Week 5-11 May 2014, an event set up by The British…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on June 24, 2014

Cosmetic Dermatology, Manicures, Skin Cancer

Are nail lamps a skin cancer risk?

Hardly a week goes by without some sensational story in the media about a new cancer risk or a new carcinogen discovered in our every day environment. A typical example of this is the recent study into the skin cancer risks from UV lights used in nail salons. UV lights are commonly found in nail salons and high street beauticians,…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on June 12, 2014

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