Skin and Mole Checks

Many people have moles and/or some dark patches on the skin which remains harmless all their lives. However new, growing or changing moles in an adult should be shown to your doctor. If you notice a mole has changed in shape, size or colour, or if it is itchy, bleeds or if a scab forms then you should make an appointment to have it examined by a doctor as soon as practicably possible. Some of the more common sites for certain sun/UV induced skin cancers to develop are the legs in women, the back in men and the face/arms in older people, but they can develop anywhere where there is skin, so be observant!. If you have a history of skin cancer in your family, or have over 50 'moles' on your body, or are just concerned about some moles that you have it would be prudent to get yourself checked out.

Dr O'Neill is happy to examine skin lesions with Dermoscopy, and to give an opinion based on his experience as to the best course of treatment. He will also refer on to a reputable Dermatologist/Plastic Surgeon, or back to your GP, as required.

At Suffolk Medical Clinic we also offer advice about general skincare and how to reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Skin and Mole checks:
are available for all areas of the body. A set of digital photos will be taken with measurements of moles where necessary.

A dermatoscope can also be used to examine suspicious moles in more depth. This is a non-invasive, rapid and painless mole screening device. It enables us to quickly examine your moles under magnification enabling an accurate assessment on the appearance of the mole.

Dr O'Neill will complete a relevant medical history and schedule recall checks and referrals as appropriate.

The cost is £125.00 for a consultation and to examine one or two moles, and £250 for full body mole check. This usually takes between 20-30 minutes.