Exeter Medical’s dermatology team helped to raise an incredible £1,540 for Cancer Research UK as part of a mole check event on Saturday 13th May 2017.
Some 130 members of the public attended, along with several of Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue’s Exeter based firefighters who also had their moles checked by Dr Downs and his team.
Dr Tony Downs FCRP commented:
“I would like to thank everyone involved in making the event a success; and for all those who attended on the day raising money for such a worthwhile cause. Out of the 130 people who attended, several diagnosis were made, some of which were malignant melanomas. Everyone needing to access treatment will quickly receive the necessary advice and support either from their GP or ourselves.”
Melanoma is a cancer that usually starts in the skin, either in a mole or normal-looking skin. The number of people developing melanoma is continuing to rise. Regularly checking your skin (and your partners) can help lead to an early diagnosis and increase your chances of successful treatment.