You’re Never Too Young Or Too Old To Be Checked

Just a quick reminder that Exeter Medical’s dermatology team, led by Dr Tony Downs FRCP, Consultant Dermatologist, will be holding their annual charity mole check event on Saturday 26th May 2018 in aid of Cancer Research UK.

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

Exeter Medical’s dermatology team will assess you on the day in exchange for a minimum donation of £10 to Cancer Research (all proceeds will go directly to Cancer Research UK).

Exeter Medical would like to build on the success of last year’s mole check where some 130 members of the public were seen and several referred for onward assessment and removal of suspicious pigmented and non-pigmented lesions. Exeter Medical also helped to raise an incredible £1,540 to support the work carried out by Cancer Research UK.

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

“This year’s focus will be in line with Cancer Research’s summer campaign encouraging young people to reduce their chance of developing skin cancer by avoiding getting sunburned. Melanoma is one of the most common cancers in people aged 15–34; although like most cancers it is most common in older people. I would encourage anyone with any suspicious moles or lumps and bumps to attend – you’re never too young or too old to be checked”.

“It is hoped the mole check clinic will help to reassure some and offer support and advice to others. Everyone needing to access treatment will quickly receive the necessary advice and support either from their GP or Exeter Medical. We are proud to support such a worthwhile cause as Cancer Research UK.”

For more information about the work of Cancer Research UK & tips on looking after your skin in the sun check out the below links:

Information about the sun’s UV rays and cancer

10 sun safety myths debunked

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.”

Get yourself checked and stay safe in the sun.