Skin and Mole Checks
Most 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.
The commonest sites for skin cancers to develop are the legs in women, the back in men and the face in older people. If you have a history of skin cancer in your family or are just concerned about some moles or unusual marks that you have it would be prudent to get yourself checked out.
Dr O'Neill is happy to examine skin lesions and to give an opinion based on his extensive experience as to the best course of treatment. He will also refer on to a reputable Plastic Surgeon if 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 computerised tool, called a 'Molemate', 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 scan your moles showing information up to 2mm under the skin enabling an accurate assessment on the health of a mole.
Dr O'Neill will complete a relevant medical history and schedule recall checks and referrals as appropriate.
The cost is £75.00 for a consultation, and £125 for full body mole check. This usually takes between 20-30 minutes.