When to check a mole?
We’re often asked by our patients when they should get their moles checked and there’s three main reasons why you should:
If your partner or friend notices that one of your moles has changed. It’s true that all moles normally change, but they do so over a long period of time, for example over a year, two years or more.
If the change has happened over 3-4 months. That is very quick for a mole and may be a sign that something is wrong.
NB. These are two very strong reasons to get your mole checked. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have skin cancer, but it’s best that we have a look at it for your peace of mind.
A lot of people think they have to wait for the mole to itch, ooze or bleed or some kind of other symptoms before getting it checked out. This is not the case as this may never happen. As far as Melanoma is concerned, which is one of the most dangerous skin cancers, these symptoms do not typically present themselves.
I visited the clinic for a routine mole check and was very pleases with the treatment I received. Dr Rallan and his nurse were very thorough and explained everything fully. I will definitely visit the clinic on an annual basis to have my moles checked and would recommend this service to other people!
I have a considerable number of moles and blemishes. The consultation reassured me that none give cause for concern. I am now more aware of the likely appearance of suspect moles.
I could not have wished for better attention. How lucky we are to have such a facility to be able to receive quick and efficient treatment.Everything 1st Class, you will see me again in the future no doubt!