Check Your Partner and Yourself

Check your partner and check yourself

mole check may 2017

Successful charity mole check returns

Exeter Medical’s dermatology team, led by Dr Tony Downs FRCP, Consultant Dermatologist, will be marking ‘Sun Awareness Week’ with a charity mole check event on Saturday 13th May 2017 in aid of Cancer Research UK. Last year some 95 patients were seen and several patients were referred for onward assessment and removal of suspicious pigmented and non-pigmented lesions.

Exeter Medical also helped to raise an incredible £1,165 to support the work carried out by Cancer Research UK.

Dr Tony Downs FRCP, Consultant Dermatologist at Exeter Medical commented:

“We would like to build on the success of last year’s mole check charity event which identified several malignant melanomas and non-melanoma skin cancers at an early stage. This year’s focus will be asking people to get their partners checked as well as themselves as quite often moles can be in places which are hard to see or feel yourself”.


“Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer overall in the UK and it is hoped the mole check clinic will help to reassure some and offer support and advice to others. We are proud to support such a worthwhile cause as Cancer Research UK.”

The mole check charity event will take place from 10:00am until 4:00pm at Exeter Medical Limited, Exeter Business Park, EX1 3QF (conveniently located off Junction 29 of the M5).

Everyone is welcome to attend and all proceeds will go directly to Cancer Research UK.

Katy Taheri from Cancer Research UK added:

“Cancer Research UK is hugely appreciative of the support of Exeter Medical’s dermatology team. Not only have they continued to fundraise for us by organising their own charity events, but they’re promoting early diagnosis, which is key in helping us bring forward the day when all cancers are cured."

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