Successful Charity Mole Check Event Raises £2,347 For Cancer Research UK
Another very successful mole check event day was held at Exeter Medical on Saturday 1st June 2019. 173 mole checks were carried out by Dr Anthony Downs and his team, in total raising a fantastic £2,347 for Cancer Research UK.
Exeter Medical’s annual charity mole check, now in its fifth year has become a firm favourite amongst our regular customers and members of the general public in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Dr Tony Downs added "Skin cancer is common in Devon and Cornwall. Events like this do pick problems people are unaware of as well as raising money for charity."
The average adult has around 30 benign moles on their skin, but any mole that itches, hurts, changes in colour, size, or shape, or bleeds should always be checked by a doctor as these symptoms can indicate the development of a malignant melanoma.
If you have experienced a lot of sun exposure in the past, especially sunburn, and have one or more moles on your body that you would like to have looked at, a full-body mole check may be worth considering.
From left to right: Andrew Wilson, Tony Downs, Mihaela Costache, Terri Evans, Carys Willmott, Heidi Hibbs, Louise Solomon, Jo Cole, Karen Willmott, Tracey Stone and Christopher Stone.