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Dr Virginia Hubbard - Skin Cancer Screening Specialist
27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR - 12.09 miles
London Bridge Hospital - 12.09 miles
27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
26 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Mole Check, Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis) , Seborrheic Keratosis +30 more

Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Virginia (Ginny) Hubbard, has private practices in London and Suffolk. She treats patients with skin problems and specialises in all aspects of general dermatology, skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, acne, eczema, moles, rosacea, and minor skin surgery. Dr Hubbard provides her patients with accurate and comprehensive diagnoses and treatment, taking into account the wider impact of skin disease on a person’s life.

Dr Hubbard gained her medical qualification from Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in 1995. She went on to complete postgraduate training in general medicine before specialising in dermatology which she completed in 2004.

Dr Hubbard is also active in medical education and is the current course director of the postgraduate diploma in dermatology at Barts and the London School of Medicine. Outside of medical practice, Dr Hubbard lives with her two young children in Suffolk and enjoys travelling and art in her free time.

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35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G 8BJ - 14.73 miles
The Harley Street Clinic - 14.73 miles
35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G 8BJ
Recommended by 1 specialist
36 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Mole Check, Minor Skin Surgery, Mole Removal +46 more

London-based Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Helene Menagé has a wealth of expertise and a wide range of dermatological interests from photodermatology, sun allergies and skin cancer, to general dermatology complaints such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis.

Dr Menagé graduated from Guys' Hospital with an intercalated BSc in Psychology before training in general medicine for four years at a number of London hospitals as well as on the St Thomas' medical registrar rotation. She then undertook specialised training in Dermatology at St John's Institute where she spent time in photodermatology research. In 1997, Dr Menagé was appointed general consultant dermatologist at Lewisham Hospital and photodermatologist at St John's Institute (Guys and St Thomas' Hospitals).

Dr Menagé is involved in research and has published many academic papers, book chapters, and clinical case reports. She has also contributed to guidelines for the British Association of Dermatologists and helped to produce consensus statements with the British Photodermatology Group and NHS Choices. Dr Menagé served as the secretary/treasurer of the British Photodermatology Group and as the Clinical Editor of Current Medical Literature: Dermatology. She is a former president of the Royal Society of Medicine's dermatology section and a previous president of St John's Dermatological Society. She is a Royal Society of Medicine trustee.

Dr Menagé is dedicated to professional development and education and teaches medical students and dermatological trainees. She has previously been an examiner for the MSc in Clinical Dermatology at KCL and led the integration of medical student teaching into Lewisham dermatology.

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Dr Shaaira Nasir - Skin Cancer Screening Specialist
1 Beaumont Square Stepney Green, London, United Kingdom, E1 4NL - 10.39 miles
The London Independent Hospital - 10.39 miles
1 Beaumont Square Stepney Green, London, United Kingdom, E1 4NL
Recommended by 1 specialist
15 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Mole Removal, Mole Check, Acne +39 more

Dr Shaaira Nasir is a London based Consultant Dermatologist practising at the BMI London Independent Hospital and the Skin 55 clinic on Harley Street.  Dr Nasir underwent medical training in Ireland and the UK, completing her dermatology training at a number of London’s prominent teaching hospitals including The Royal London Hospital and The Royal Free Hospital. As an NHS consultant her clinics include general and skin cancer clinics. She sees a broad range of skin conditions and is able to provide medical, surgical and aesthetic treatments.

Her areas of clinical interest include acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, mole checks, skin cancer, skin infections, hyperhidrosis and hair and nail conditions. Dr Nasir also has a special interest in the field of cosmetic dermatology and was awarded a Distinction for her MSc. in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine.  Dr Nasir is involved in both academic research and teaching.  She is author on a range of peer-reviewed medical publications in the field, has presented at international conferences, and enjoys teaching both doctors and medical students.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Minor skin surgery
  • Mole checks
  • Skin biopsy
  • Surgical removal of moles
  • Surgical removal of warts
  • Surgical removal of cysts
  • Surgical removal of keloid scars
  • Steroid injection for keloid scars
  • Surgical removal of skin tags
  • Surgical removal of lipoma
  • Cryotherapy
  • Steroid injection for alopecia
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) treatments
  • General Dermatology
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Warts
  • Urticaria
  • Rashes
  • Skin infections
  • Skin Cancer
  • Mole Checks
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Alopecia
  • Skin ageing
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Aesthetics
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20 Devonshire Place, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6BW - 14.81 miles
London Clinic - 14.81 miles
20 Devonshire Place, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6BW
Recommended by 4 specialists
29 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Mole Check, Aged and Sundamaged Skin, Skin Cancer +52 more

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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25 Harley Street, Marylebone, United Kingdom, W1G 9QW - 14.68 miles
25 Harley Street - 14.68 miles
25 Harley Street, Marylebone, United Kingdom, W1G 9QW
Recommended by 3 specialists
33 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Aged and Sundamaged Skin, Acne, Minor Skin Surgery +24 more

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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27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR - 12.09 miles
London Bridge Hospital - 12.09 miles
27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
33 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Mole Check, Mole Removal, Acne +52 more

Dr Claire Fuller (AKA Dr Lucinda Claire Fuller)  has been a Consultant Dermatologist since 1997 and began consulting at London Bridge in 2000. She also works within the NHS at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, with former consultant roles at King's College Hospital (15 years) and East Kent Hospitals. Dr Fuller is a general medical dermatologist with a broad range of expertise in rashes as well as skin cancers, cutaneous infections and tropical dermatoses. She has particular expertise in skin disease in skin of colour and has worked internationally in East Africa, Mexico and Cambodia. Dr Fuller also has an interest in genital dermatoses and established a vulval clinic at King's at the start of her consultant career. She now leads one of the country's most established multidisciplinary vulval services at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Hospital.

Dr Fuller is the Chair of the International Foundation for Dermatology and a board member of the International League of Dermatological Societies. She also co-founded the 'International Alliances of Scabies' and 'Global Health Dermatology.' In addition, Dr Fuller works on advocating for the Skin Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and was previously the chair of the Skin NTD Cross Cutting Group of the NTD NGO Network.

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Professor Malcolm Rustin - Skin Cancer Screening Specialist
13-14 Devonshire Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7AE - 14.68 miles
The Physicians' Clinic - 14.68 miles
13-14 Devonshire Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7AE
45 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Skin Biopsy, Psoriasis Treatment, Skin Cancer +47 more

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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Dr Nisith Sheth - Skin Cancer Screening Specialist
HCA Harley Street Clinic 16 Devonshire Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7AF - 14.69 miles
Cedars Dermatology - 14.69 miles
HCA Harley Street Clinic 16 Devonshire Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7AF
Recommended by 6 specialists
20 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Mole Check, Skin Cancer Surgery, Moles +63 more

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Nisith is a senior consultant in the Dermatology Surgery and Laser Unit of St John’s Institute of Dermatology (Guys' and St Thomas’ NHS Trust). He holds a substantive consultant post here and helps train junior doctors and the honorary consultants who visit from external departments to gain further experience from the UK and abroad. This is the largest clinical dermatology department in the UK. It opened in 1868 and is now one of the world’s leading centres for patients with skin problems. 

Nisith entered medical school with a British Medical Association scholarship and graduated with class and national prizes. He went on to train in the UK, USA and Canada and completed additional fellowship training in complex skin surgery, particularly Mohs micrographic surgery, lasers and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. He won an award at the American Academy of Dermatology for research in melanoma skin cancer.

Nisith treats a range of skin problems including acne, rosacea, moles, skin cancers, scars, discolouration, eczema, psoriasis and ageing skin. Nisith also receives referrals from GPs and other specialists for his opinion on managing common and rare skin problems and complications following cosmetic procedures.

He has access to the latest technology and has a network of highly trusted colleagues from other specialties who he can call upon to manage the most complex cases.

He is often invited to give lectures at specialty conferences and advises the media and legal profession on a range of skin topics. He is a regular speaker for the European Society of Micrographic Surgery.

Nisith sits on the boards of a number of national and European committees, including ones for the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group and the Royal College of Surgeons Cosmetic and Reconstructive Interface Group, that set standards for practice and training. He is also a college representative for The Royal College of Physicians.

For more information go to http://cedarsderm.co.uk/meet-the-team/dr-nisith-sheth/

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Dr Kapil Bhargava - Skin Cancer Screening Specialist
80 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7HL - 14.70 miles
The Consulting Rooms - 14.70 miles
80 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7HL
18 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Mole Check, Melanoma, Mole Removal +42 more

Dr Kapil Bhargava is a Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon, specialising in skin cancer, skin surgery, hair and scalp disorders and cosmetic dermatology. He is frequently asked to provide second opinions for patients referred by other dermatologists. 

He is currently based at The Royal London Hospital where he is Lead Consultant for Skin Cancer and Mohs micrographic surgery. At St Thomas' Hospital/ St John’s Institute of Dermatology he sees patients referred from across the UK for hair and nail disorders. He undertakes private practice from his Harley Street clinic. 

Dr Bhargava obtained his MBBS from University College London, graduating in 2003 and earning several academic prizes. After completing membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2006, Dr Bhargava undertook speciality training at St John's Institute of Dermatology, leading to entry on the Dermatology Specialist Register of the General Medical Council in 2012. Subsequently he completed a Joint Royal Colleges approved Fellowship in Mohs and Advanced Dermatologic Surgery before taking up his role at St Bartholomew's and The Royal London Hospital and setting up the Mohs surgery service. He has gained further experience internationally, including in the United States, Canada, and mainland Europe. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians based on endorsement by his colleagues locally and nationally.  

In addition to his clinical duties, Dr Bhargava is an invited speaker nationally and internationally on skin cancer, surgery, hair disorders and cosmetic dermatology and acts as a supervisor to specialist dermatology trainees. He has authored numerous peer reviewed publications and book chapters. He is a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation.

 Professional memberships:

  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
  • Member of Royal Society of Medicine
  • Member of British Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • Member of British Association of Dermatologists
  • Member of British Hair and Nail Society

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Mole and skin lesion assessment with dermoscopy
  • Medical and cosmetic mole and skin lesion removal
  • Skin cancer management 
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Skin surgery
  • Laser surgery
  • Botulinum toxin and soft tissue fillers
  • Skin cancer - medical and surgical
  • Hair and scalp disorders including alopecia
  • Mole assessment with dermoscopy
  • Dermatologic surgery
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Cosmetic dermatology
  • Cosmetic mole and skin lesion removal
  • Anti-wrinkle treatment
  • Acne
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Roding Lane South, Redbridge, United Kingdom, IG4 5PZ - 8.02 miles
Spire London East Hospital - 8.02 miles
Roding Lane South, Redbridge, United Kingdom, IG4 5PZ
30 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Mole Check, Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Scarring +49 more

Dr Anshoo Sahota is a Consultant Dermatologist with practices at BMI Hendon Hospital, The Holly Private Hospital, Highgate Private Hospital, Spire London East Hospital, Wellington Outpatient and Diagnostic Centre, and HCA UK at the Shard. Since 2000, he has worked as a Consultant Dermatologist at the Barts Health NHS Trust. He treats both adults and children and has experience in a wide range of dermatological concerns, including acne, eczema, mole checks, skin surgery, skin cancer therapy, hair and nail disorders. His particular area of expertise is in the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excess sweating).

 

Dr Sahota gained his medical degree from King 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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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