Need a skin cancer diagnosed or treated urgently?

The possibility of skin cancer and skin cancer treatment can cause huge anxiety. The treatment route for most people involves trying to see their doctor, waiting for a specialist, waiting for a surgery date, and then a further wait for the results. The so called ‘2-week wait’ rule is anything but 2 weeks!

At Diamond Skin Care, we know exactly how much angst and worry the prospect of skin cancer can cause. For most people, peace of mind is priceless and the good news is that most cases of skin cancer are curable if they are diagnosed and treated early. 

We have designed one of the fastest pathways to accessing treatment for skin cancer – with no referral required! 

Early Detection, Life Protection

No one should have to wait or worry about skin cancer. Our experienced and empathetic team can answer your questions and concerns, call us on – 01603 298395, email us at [email protected] or book a Free Advice Call below.

Book A Free Advice Call 

How is skin cancer treated?

Minor surgery is the most common treatment for skin cancer.

Navigating surgery can often evoke feelings of anxiety and concern, but rest assured, our compassionate specialist team are here to support you every step of the way.

What can I expect?

The surgery you are offered will depend on the type of skin cancer you have, its location, and how developed it is. Most skin cancer removal is a one stage procedure, melanoma removal is usually a 2 procedure removal. You will have a pre-procedure telephone call or face to face appointment with a specialist prior to your surgery. The specialist will discuss the best method of removal with you and highlight any significant, unavoidable or frequently occurring risks. They will also inform you of what to expect during the procedure and answer any questions that you may have. 

If  you have not previously had a diagnosis, we offer a single mole/lesion checking service which may be a suitable option before your surgery. The price of this is removed from your removal cost if you do go ahead with minor-surgery.

You are seen in person by a Senior Dermoscopy Specialist who is skilled and certified in the practice of Dermoscopy and more importantly, in interpreting the findings immediately for an on-the-spot diagnosis.

Full Body Mole Check + Skin Cancer Screenings

Types of skin cancer

The main types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)

BCC is the most common type of skin cancer. It typically appears as a shiny or pearly bump, or as a pinkish patch of skin. It tends to grow slowly and is usually not life-threatening if detected and treated early.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)

SCC is generally faster growing than basal cell carcinoma. SCC often appears as a firm, red nodule or a flat lesion with a scaly or crusty surface. It can grow deeper into the skin and has the potential to spread to other parts of the body if left untreated.

Melanoma

Melanomas often resemble moles and can be black, brown, pink, red, purple, or even skin-colored. Melanoma can spread quickly to other parts of the body if not detected and treated early.

Don’t wait and worry, take action today

To make an enquiry, you can call our experienced team on – 01603 298395, email us at [email protected] or book an appointment below.

Book A Free Advice Call   Book Your Skin Cancer Treatment

What happens on the day of the procedure?

The skin area to be removed is marked with a skin marker and numbed with a local anaesthetic. The skin tumour is removed along with some surrounding healthy tissue (called a margin). The healthy margin is removed to make sure that all the visible cancer is taken away. The area is then closed with surface and undersurface stitches as needed. This procedure is called an excision biopsy and is the most common minor surgery procedure for skin cancers.

The Specialist will then send the sample to the laboratory. A pathologist will look at the tissue under a microscope to confirm what type of cancer it is and ensure that it has all been removed.

Are all skin cancers removed by excision?

Some sun damage changes and very early skin cancers don’t require removal by excision but instead by curettage and cautery. This involves scraping away the cancerous tissue with a curette (a ring-shaped blade), followed by cauterisation to eliminate cells at the base. It is commonly used for small, superficial BCCs or actinic keratoses.

The tissue obtained will also be sent off to the laboratory for further testing. 

What happens after my procedure?

Following your procedure, the specialist will take you through any aftercare instructions, and will provide you with additional dressings if required.

If you have sutures, we will book a free stitch removal for you, or you can also have these removed at your surgery. 

The histology report usually takes 4-6 weeks to return, at which time we will contact you with the results and discuss any further treatment if needed. Your GP will also receive a copy of the histology report (if you have given consent for us to share it with them).

Our Specialist team can offer you:
  • An accurate dermoscopic diagnosis
  • Fast appointment availability
  • The correct procedure for your diagnosis
  • Your procedure performed by a Skin Surgery Specialist or Plastic Surgeon
  • A free pre-procedure phone or in person appointment
  • A free stitch removal appointment
  • A histology report to precisely confirm what has been removed and whether any further treatment is needed

Act Now: Schedule Your Skin Cancer Treatment Today

To learn more, please call our experienced team on – 01603 298395, email us at [email protected] or book a Free Advice Call below.

Book A Free Advice Call   Book Your Skin Cancer Treatment

Frequently asked questions

Will I need time off work?

No – unless you work with machinery or heavy lifting. Otherwise you should be fine to return to work straight away.

When will I receive my histology results?

The histology report usually takes 4-6 weeks to return, at which time we will contact you with the results. Your GP will also receive a copy of the report (if you are happy for us to share it with them).

Is the procedure painful?

There should be no pain during the procedure, as the area will be numbed well before treatment takes place. Our specialists and clinical assistants are sympathetic and thorough. They will take their time and make sure that you are comfortable throughout.

Will I need stitches?

This will depend on the type of procedure you require. We will book a free stitch removal for you unless you would prefer to go to your surgery.

Can I drive afterwards?

You should be fine to drive straight afterwards, but please do check your car insurance as the use of local anaesthetic can sometimes negate it.

Can I have more than one skin cancer removal?

We limit skin cancer removals to no more than 2 at a time to restrict the amount of local anaesthetic administered in any one sitting. Should you require more than 2 skin cancer removals, we have options for bespoke treatment, so please feel free to contact our friendly office team for further information. 

A.D July 2023

An excellent service from start to finish. I have nothing but praise for all the professionals involved including the telephone consultation and email communications. The minor surgery was pain free and carried out with good communication to a high standard.

R.F March 2024

Great service from initial consultation to procedure. Staff were friendly and reassuring with all the options of treatment laid out. Procedure went brilliantly too. Really wonderful team who I would highly recommend.

Skin Cancer Removal & Testing Pricing

ServicePrice
1x Skin Cancer Removal & Testing£645
2x Skin Cancer Removal & Testing£1234

97%

Of our customers would recommend Diamond Skin Care

100%

Of our clients felt their clinician gave them sufficient time for their concerns and questions.

95%

Of our customers said the booking process was simple and efficient.

98%

Of our clients felt our clinicians gave clear and knowledgeable explanations for diagnosis/treatment.