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

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15-17 Lodge Road, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA - 14.48 miles
Platinum Medical Centre - 14.48 miles
15-17 Lodge Road, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
Recommended by 4 specialists
29 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Mole Check, Aged and Sundamaged Skin, Skin Cancer + 52more

Dr Victoria Swale is a highly experienced Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist (physician specialising in the diagnosis of skin disease). Her NHS base is at the Royal Free Hospital where she is a core member of the skin cancer multidisciplinary team. She is also a Locum Consultant Dermopathologist at the Royal Hampstead NHS Foundation Trust. She sees private patients at the Platinum Medical Centre, Wellington Hospital and at the Royal Free Hospital.

Dr Swale is trained in all aspects of dermatology, including eczema, acne, hair loss, psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa, warts and other skin lesions and rashes. She has a specialist interest in skin cancer, moles and other pigmented lesions and vulval and genital skin conditions.

She was awarded her Doctor of Medicine higher degree for her research into genetic aspects of skin cancer and moles. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals. 

Dr Swale has been a member of the Dermatology Speciality Question Writing Group for the Royal College of Physicians since 2006; in 2019 she was appointed to the Examination Board for Dermatology. She was the senior judge for the British Association of Dermatologists' Annual Meetings in 2017 and 2019. She is also a member of the Council for the British Society for the Study of Vulval Diseases; she organised the successful 2019 National Conference. 

In addition to her clinical work, Dr Swale is very active in teaching both Dermatology and Pathology; she has been a regular invited speaker on several national courses over the last 10 years, and frequently teaches local GPs in London. She has been invited to Lucca, Italy, to teach on a GP course in 2020. 

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Wexham Street Wexham, Bucks, United Kingdom, SL3 6NH - 5.65 miles
Spire Thames Valley Hospital - 5.65 miles
Wexham Street Wexham, Bucks, United Kingdom, SL3 6NH
Recommended by 3 specialists
33 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Aged and Sundamaged Skin, Acne, Minor Skin Surgery + 24more

Dr Ravi Ratnavel (www.ratnavel.com) is a Consultant Dermatologist covering all aspects of General Dermatology which includes dermatological surgery, paediatric conditions, inflammatory skin disease and skin cancer. However, he has a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer and skin eruptions in both adults and paediatrics.

Dr Ratnavel qualified from the Universities of Oxford and London in 1985 / 1988. He then completed training in many teaching hospitals in London and Cambridge, before being appointed Consultant Dermatologist at Buckinghamshire and Oxford Churchill NHS Trusts. He currently works for the NHS and the private sector in London and the Thames Valley area.

He can perform cyst, mole, wart and skin cancer removal. He also has clinical interests in hair conditions, acne, psoriasis and skin allergic reactions.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Cyst Excision
  • Mole Check
  • Skin Cancer
  • Psoriasis
  • Melanoma
  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
  • Acne
  • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
  • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
  • Verruca
  • Skin tags
  • Moles
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Roman House, Roman House, 296 Golders Green Rd, London, United Kingdom, NW11 9PY - 11.88 miles
Golders Green Outpatients and Diagnostics Centre - 11.88 miles
Roman House, Roman House, 296 Golders Green Rd, London, United Kingdom, NW11 9PY
Offers video consultation
45 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Skin Biopsy, Psoriasis Treatment, Skin Cancer + 47more

Dr Malcolm Rustin is a Consultant Dermatologist with a specialist interest in atopic eczema, skin cancer, psoriasis and rare skin diseases. He qualified from Medicine in 1976 from the University of London, and he completed his medical training at Middlesex Hospital in London. He then undertook his specialist dermatology training at St Bart’s Hospital and University College Hospital. Following this, he completed his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 1988 and was soon appointed Consultant at The Royal Free Hospital a year later.

He is actively involved in research in atopic eczema and works with Professor Arne Akbar from the Department of Immunology. He has been a supervisor to many MD and PhD students, and has published over 100 articles based on his research. He was awarded a personal chair by University College London in 2011. He has been the Academic Vice-president of the British Association of Dermatologists, President of the Section of Dermatology at the Royal Society of Medicine and is President Elect of the Dowling Club.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Dermoscopy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Mycology
  • Diagnostic skin biopsies
  • Excision of benign lesions
  • Excision of skin cancers
  • Pulsed dye laser treatment
  • Research interests
  • New drug therapies
  • Immune mechanisms associated with ageing and skin malignancy

 

  • General dermatology
  • Atopic eczema
  • Connective tissue diseases
  • Skin laser
  • Hirsutism

 

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60 Grove End Road, London, United Kingdom, London - 14.13 miles
St John & St Elizabeth Hospital - 14.13 miles
60 Grove End Road, London, United Kingdom, London
Offers video consultation
33 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Acne, Mole Check, Video Consultation + 19more

Professor Vicky Jolliffe is a Consultant Dermatologist who sees patients with a wide range of dermatological problems, including acne, skin cancer ,inflammatory dermatoses and alopecia.Professor Jollife is highly experienced in recognising and managing dermatoses in patients with skin of colour and is happy to undertake mole checks.

Her area of special clinical interest is in managing individuals with Hair Disorders and she lectures nationally and internationally on a range of hair problems.

Professor Vicky Jollife represents the UK for the Pantene Hair Research Institute and the Scalp Health Assocation.

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164-178 Cromwell Rd, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0TU - 14.61 miles
Cromwell Hospital - 14.61 miles
164-178 Cromwell Rd, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0TU
Recommended by 2 specialists
32 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Mole Removal, Rosacea, Acne + 44more

Dr Susie Morris, Consultant Dermatologist, currently works within the University College London NHS Trust. She has held her position in her Trust for over 15 years, accruing valuable experience. She is highly experienced in handling all dermatological issues, with a special interest in skin cancer and autoimmune disease. She currently holds the position of Lead for skin cancer and leads the combined dermatology/rheumatology clinic in her Trust.

Dr Morris began her medical education at University College London and Middlesex School of Medicine, graduating with a distinction in Surgery. She then went on to do her specialist training in dermatology at the prestigious St John’s Institute of Dermatology. She also undertook a research degree in the topic of cellular protection at University College London. She remains to this day a crucial member of the skin cancer team at her hospital, where she performs screening, diagnosis, and surgical treatment of all types of benign/malignant skin lesions.

Dr Morris is also an active researcher, with numerous publications in medical journals and regular invites to speak at conferences around the world. She is also an engaged teacher holding the position of Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College Hospital, and previously being the educational lead at UCLH.

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46/50 Sunny Gardens Road, Hendon, London, United Kingdom, NW4 1RP - 11.13 miles
Hendon Hospital - 11.13 miles
46/50 Sunny Gardens Road, Hendon, London, United Kingdom, NW4 1RP
30 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Mole Check, Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Scarring + 49more

Dr Anshoo Sahota is a Consultant Dermatologist at Barths Health NHS Trust. He treats both adults and children and has experience with a wide range of dermatological concerns, including acne, eczema, mole checks, skin surgery, skin cancer therapy, and hair and nail disorders. His particular area of expertise is in the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excess sweating).

He has private practices at the following locations:

  • BMI Hendon Hospital,
  • The Holly Private Hospital,
  • Highgate Private Hospital,
  • Spire London East Hospital,
  • Wellington Outpatient and Diagnostic Centre,
  • HCA UK at the Shard.

Dr Sahota gained his medical degree from King's College, University of London, in 1991 before training in dermatology at the Royal London Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital. He also had additional surgical training at the St John's Institute of Dermatology. Dr Sahota became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (FRSM) in 2003 and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in 2005. He is a former Secretary and Treasurer of the British Association of Dermatologists, as well as an International Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS - 11.93 miles
Chiswick Medical Centre - 11.93 miles
Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 4 specialists
13 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Hair Loss Treatments, Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss), Moles + 34more

Dr Christos Tziotzios, Consultant Dermatologist and Senior Lecturer, is currently based at St. John's Institute of Dermatology, within the Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London. He is highly specialised in the treatment of scalp and hair disorders, in addition to common dermatological issues (acne, psoriasis, eczema, lichen planus, etc), and skin cancer.

Dr Tziotzios began his medical education at the University of Cambridge where he graduated with his Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery (MB BChir). He then went on to do Academic Foundation Training, before being appointed Academic Clinical Fellow in Dermatology at St John's. During his training he also undertook a research degree, examining the molecular pathogenesis of frontal fibrosing alopecia. His work resulted in many high-profile publications in high-impact journals (including Nature Comms) and a PhD. His research work was further acknowledged with several prizes including the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) Whimster Prize, the BAD Wycombe Prize, the Royal Society of Medicine Dermatology Research Prize and the NIHR/BAD Award.

He continues to remain an active member of the research community. Most recently, he was awarded the British Skin Foundation Young Investigator Award and leads a research consortium looking at lichenoid, scarring and alopecic disorders. Additionally, he is the national Chief Investigator (CI) for the ALLEGRO trials researching novel therapeutics for alopecia areata and has set up the Alopecia+me study, which is the burden of alopecia for individual. He consistently contributes to medical education by teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is frequently invited Speaker in conferences globally.

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Sudbury Hill, Harrow, London, United Kingdom, HA1 3RX - 6.89 miles
The Clementine Churchill Hospital - 6.89 miles
Sudbury Hill, Harrow, London, United Kingdom, HA1 3RX
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 5 specialists
22 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Rash, Acne, Dermatitis + 47more

Dr Daniel Glass is a Consultant Dermatologist with over 15 years of experience in dermatology. He qualified in medicine in 1999 at the University of Birmingham Medical School and he completed his medical training in London. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians He has expertise in assessing, diagnosing and treating skin conditions in both adults and children, so is happy to consult regarding all of your family’s skin care needs.

Dr Glass sees patients privately at the Wellington Hospital, the Clementine Churchill Hospital and on Harley Street. He is also an Honorary Consultant Dermatologist to the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and previously held the positions of Dermatology Clinical Lead and Skin Cancer Lead at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.

Patients across London go to Dr Glass with all their skin care concerns, both common and complex, including ache, eczema, psoriasis, moles, rashes and skin cancer. He regularly performs skin surgeries and mole evaluations, including benign lesions removals. He also offers treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and keloid scars.

Dr Glass has been actively involved in skin care research since 1993. He has research interests in skin ageing and the genetics of melanoma development and uses his previous research work in these areas to enhance his clinical practice. His research has been supported by grants from the European Union and The Wellcome trust, and Dr Glass was awarded a prestigious MRC research fellowship. He was awarded a PhD from King's College London for his research work on skin ageing and was invited to speak on his work at international dermatology conferences. Dr Glass has also contributed to several book chapters and has been the author of numerous publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals.

Dr Glass has served as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London, teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate undergraduate students.

Dr Glass strives to provide the highest standards of care and dermatological treatment to all his patients.

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60 Grove End Road, London, United Kingdom, London - 14.13 miles
St John & St Elizabeth Hospital - 14.13 miles
60 Grove End Road, London, United Kingdom, London
Recommended by 1 specialist
34 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Rash, Acne, Aged and Sundamaged Skin + 47more

Dr Tabi Leslie, Consultant Adult and Paediatric Dermatologist, has been practising as a consultant for over 20 years and is currently situated at the Royal Free Hospital in London in an NHS role. She also sees patients in a private practice setting. Her Paediatric patients can see her privately at The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, HCA Portland Hospital and HCA Harley Street Clinic. She is highly specialised in the treatment of a vast range of dermatological issues including skin allergy and associated rashes, eczema, acne, mole checks, skin cancer/lesions, rosacea, and psoriasis.

Dr Leslie trained in medicine at the Royal Free Hospital Medical School and undertook her Higher Speciality Training in dermatology at UCL in London. She is also available privately to do mole checks, and perform cryotherapy for both viral warts and seborrheic warts.

Dr Leslie is a very active researcher having published prolifically in many high impact journals and has contributed to several textbooks. She has a world-renowned reputation and is regularly invited to speak of her findings at conferences globally. Her research interests are currently based around urticaria, rosacea, and itch, she is involved with the treatment guidelines for all of these conditions. She is also an active member of many institutions including being a Secretary at the British Association of Dermatologists and the Paediatric Chronic Urticaria Task Force of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. She also holds the position of President of the Clinical Immunology and Allergy Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. Previously, she was the secretary of the RSM Dermatology section.

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Praed St, Paddington, London, United Kingdom, W2 1NY - 14.61 miles
The Lindo Wing - St Mary's Hospital - 14.61 miles
Praed St, Paddington, London, United Kingdom, W2 1NY
Recommended by 1 specialist
10 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Acne, Mole Removal, Cosmetic Dermatology + 32more

Dr Derrick Phillips is a London based Consultant Dermatologist. From acne to rosacea, rashes and skin cancer, removal of skin tags or facial rejuvenation therapies; Dr Phillips’ vast body of international clinical experience is the cornerstone of his success.

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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