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Best Skin Cancer Screening specialists in Bradford, UK 2022 | Doctify

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Dr Arif Aslam - Skin Cancer Screening Specialist
Crow Wood Leisure Royle Lane, Burnley, United Kingdom, BB12 0RT - 20.62 miles
Discover Laser - 20.62 miles
Crow Wood Leisure Royle Lane, Burnley, United Kingdom, BB12 0RT
17 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Skin Cancer, Skin Cancer Surgery, Mohs Surgery +29 more

Dr Arif Aslam is a popular, leading, experienced Consultant Dermatologist and double fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon.

He graduated from the University of Dundee School of Medicine in 2004 and completed postgraduate training in both general medicine (MRCP) and general practice (MRCGP) in the north-west. He specialised in dermatology at the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust where he developed his interest in skin cancer and Mohs micrographic surgery. He then went on to a complete a 12-month fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and laser dermatology at the Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre where he personally performed over 1000 surgical procedures.

After working in the NHS for two years as a substantive consultant dermatologist and Mohs surgeon he spent two years overseas - in New Zealand and Perth, Western Australia where he completed a second intensive fellowship through the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) in Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology under the tutelage of internationally known Clinical A/Prof Carl Vinciullo at Oxford Dermatology and Day Surgery, in Perth, WA; a referral centre for the most difficult and recurrent cases in Western Australia. There he completed over 1,500 surgeries with additional training in laser and cosmetic dermatology. 

The American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) is the world leading membership organisation of more than 1500 fellowship-trained skin cancer and reconstructive surgeons specalising in the Mohs micrographic surgical technique pioneered by Dr Frederic E Mohs. He is one of only a few dermatologists in the UK and Europe with this accreditation and the only UK dermatologist with membership of both the Australasian College of Dermatologists and American College of Mohs Surgery.

Mohs micrographic surgery is a dermatologist provided scar-minimising surgical technique for skin cancer which has the highest cure rate of any treatment. Mohs surgery is a highly specialised and precise treatment for skin cancer using a microscope at the time of surgery to ensure all the roots of a skin cancer are entirely removed.

Dr Aslam specialises in the management of complex and routine skin cancers, Mohs micrographic surgery, surgical dermatology and general dermatology. He is excited to return home to his roots in Lancashire with all his skills and international experience.

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2 Leighton Street, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS1 3EB - 8.26 miles
Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital - 8.26 miles
2 Leighton Street, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS1 3EB
Recommended by 1 specialist
15 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Acne, Dermatitis, Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) +39 more

Dr Faheem Latheef is a UK trained and accredited Consultant Dermatologist based in Leeds. He has a particular interest in the subject of skin allergies, with the use of specialised tests such as cutaneous patch testing and skin prick testing but also runs one of the largest acne clinics in Leeds as well as having a research interest in melanoma skin cancers.

He holds the post of Consultant Dermatologist and Allergy specialist at the Leeds Centre for Dermatology, at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, recognised as an international centre of excellence for Cutaneous Allergy as well as conditions such as skin cancer, Acne and Rosacea. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds and is actively involved in teaching and supervision of medical students and junior doctors in training. In addition he is the Lead Consultant for one of the Leeds Community Dermatology Services where he supervises General Practitioners with a specialist interest (GPWSI) in Dermatology as well as Dermatology Nurses. He regularly sees patient with general dermatology and inflammatory skin conditions including Psoriasis, Eczema, Alopecia, nail disorders, keloid scars, excessive sweating and for mole checks and other rashes.

Dr Faheem Latheef grew up in Sweden and India before moving to the UK for his undergraduate medical training at the University of Manchester. After graduation, he undertook his basic medical training at the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust rotating through various hospital specialities. His specialist training in Dermatology was completed in the Leeds training programme, where he developed his interest in allergies and skin cancer. Additionally, Dr Latheef holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with his masters thesis focusing on "Competitive Healthcare Strategies in the NHS" allowing him to get a better understanding of Healthcare Management and use of resources.

Having spent time in several countries and interacted with people from all walks of life, Dr Latheef is able to easily establish rapport with his patients, meaning that he effectively explores their ideas, concerns and expectations.Dr Latheef is held in high esteem by patients and colleagues for his friendly, down to earth, compassionate and caring style and for his emphasis on not just treating the skin but also the mind by recognising the significant impact that skin conditions can have on mental health and self confidence and by always ensuring that his patients leave with a complete understanding and holistic treatment plan for their condition.

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Dr Mohammed Sayeedullah Shareef - Skin Cancer Screening Specialist
Bradford Road, Bingley, United Kingdom, BD16 1TW - 3.72 miles
The Yorkshire Clinic - 3.72 miles
Bradford Road, Bingley, United Kingdom, BD16 1TW
18 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Acne, Psoriasis, Rash +53 more

Dr Mohammed Shareef is a Consultant Dermatologist working in West Yorkshire. He has a particular interest in surgical dermatology and lasers for treatment.

Dr Shareef qualified in Medicine from NTR University of Health Sciences in 2004, before undertaking postgraduate medical training in Dermatology. He then completed research at the University of Dundee on Photodermatology. This involved the investigation of skin disorders caused by sunlight. Following this, he completed the Yorkshire Dermatology training programme. More impressively, he has completed a fellowship in Laser and Skin Cancer in Leeds. Dr Shareef has worked for many practices in the UK and the Middle East and in 2019 he began working as a Consultant for the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and has moved to Clinical Lead Dermatologist.

Apart from his research and clinical work he enjoys teaching medical students and junior doctors. He has also written in several publications, as well as presented both nationally and internationally.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Hair & Nail problems
  • Botox for hyperhidrosis
  • Milia removal
  • Acne treatments including Isotretinoin / roaccutane
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Scarring
  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
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Dr Jaskiran Azad - Skin Cancer Screening Specialist
52 Street Lane, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS8 2ET - 10.75 miles
Sk:n Clinics - Leeds Street Lane - 10.75 miles
52 Street Lane, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS8 2ET
28 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Acne, Acne and Scarring Treatments, Dermabrasion +15 more

Dr Jaskiran Azad is a Doctor currently based at the private practices Sk:n Liverpool and her current NHS post is South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Her area of specialism is dermatology and her areas of interest are skin cancer surgery, lasers, vulval dermatology, outpatient dermatology and common skin diseases.

Dr Azad qualified in Medicine with Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degrees. She completed a Doctorate of Medicine in Dermatology in India and a Diploma of Family Planning.

In addition, Dr Azad is interested in research and has professional publications in scientific journals. She has also taught at teaching clinics in Glasgow, has given academic lectures and taught undergraduate medical students. 

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Mesotherapy
  • Microneedling
  • Mole Check
  • Mole Mapping
  • Mole Removal
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermoscopy
  • Acne And Scarring Treatments
  • Laser Treatment
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Acne
  • Moles
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Skin Cancer
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What age should you get a skin cancer screening?

There is no national screening programme for skin cancer in the UK, but generally, you need to start getting screened for skin cancer in your 20s to 30s. If you’re exposed to the sun often, have a family history of skin cancer, or have moles, you should get it checked sooner. Ideally, you should have annual skin cancer screening as part of preventative care or to spot early signs of skin cancer.

What kind of screening is there for skin cancer?

Skin cancer screening involves a skin self-check by a patient and a full body skin exam by a healthcare provider. A full body skin exam is where a clinician carries out a thorough check of your body from head to toe. 

What can I expect from a full body skin cancer screening?

At the beginning of your full body skin cancer screening, you’ll be asked to remove all clothing and put on a medical gown. A doctor or dermatologist will then ask you if there are any moles or spots that worry you. The doctor will then proceed to examine every area of your body. These include your scalp, face, chest, back, arms, back of your legs, between your toes, and the soles of your feet. 

When carrying out the examination, a doctor will look out for moles, spots, birthmarks, and other pigmented areas that appear to be abnormal in colour, size, shape, or texture. They may use a bright light or magnification tool to take a closer look. If the clinician doesn’t find anything suspicious, the skin exam shouldn’t take longer than 10 to 15 minutes.

However, if the doctor suspects that a mole could be cancerous or precancerous, they’ll take a photograph of the mole for your medical records and perform a biopsy. Before doing so, they’ll clean the area of skin where the mole is located and inject a local anaesthetic. The doctor will then use a scalpel to obtain a skin sample. The process is painless, except for a slight tugging feeling, or pressure on the skin. 

The mole sample will be sent to a lab for analysis by a pathologist who will inspect it under a microscope to check for cancer cells. Your doctor should receive the results within a few days. If the mole turns out to be cancerous, your doctor will discuss next steps and suitable treatment options. 

Will I need to do anything to prepare for the test?

In preparation for skin cancer screening, it will help if you examine your skin so that you point out anything that concerns you. Using a hand mirror or full length mirror, check every area of your body including your scalp, face, chest, under your arms, and the soles of your feet. In particular, look out for:

  • New moles or growths that have appeared recently
  • Moles or growths that have changed over time in colour, shape, and size
  • Moles or growths that bleed, or take several weeks to heal
  • Moles or growths that itch
  • Moles or growths that are asymmetrical or have jagged edges
  • Redness or swelling around the border of the mole or growth
  • Moles or growths that are larger than 6 mm in diameter