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

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Wexham Street Wexham, Bucks, United Kingdom, SL3 6NH - 18.46 miles
Spire Thames Valley Hospital - 18.46 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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Old Rd, Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom, OX3 7LE - 22.37 miles
Churchill Hospital - 22.37 miles
Old Rd, Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom, OX3 7LE
32 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Acne, Cryotherapy, Moles + 25more

Dr. Richard Turner is a Consultant Dermatologist and dermatological surgeon with a special interest in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer, with particular skill in complex skin surgery, Mohs surgery and also mole/melanoma assessment and treatment. The majority of his work is cancer-related with frequent collaborations with plastic surgery and oncology. His routine practice is at the Churchill and Horton General hospitals, treating around 9000 patients per year under his care and operates on about 1000 of them (100 of which are Mohs cases).

Dr. Turner achieved his primary medical qualification (MB BCh) at the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1989. He is now the Chairman of the Skin Cancer Multidisciplinary Team and Clinical Director of Specialist Medicine at Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust. Dr. Turner also supports the general dermatology service with a particular interest in male genital disease.

Dr. Turner also holds various other positions including:

  • Member of the British Society for Dermatological Surgery
  • Member of the Melanoma Study Group

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Anti Fungal Therapy
  • Cautery
  • Cryotherapy
  • Cyst Excision
  • Dermoscopy
  • Electrodesiccation & Curettage
  • Excision Of Skin Lesion
  • Mole Check
  • Mole Mapping
  • Mole Removal
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Cancer Surgery

  • Acne
  • Aged And Sundamaged Skin
  • Cysts
  • Fungal Infection
  • Melanoma
  • Minor Skin Surgery
  • Moles
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Tags
  • Verruca
  • Warts (Viral)
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Clare Park, Farnham, United Kingdom, GU10 5XX - 16.80 miles
Spire Clare Park Hospital - 16.80 miles
Clare Park, Farnham, United Kingdom, GU10 5XX
Offers video consultation
18 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Mole Check, Acne, Dermatitis + 46more

Dr Catherine Borysiewicz is an experienced Consultant Dermatologist having worked within the NHS as clinical lead for skin cancer, as well as running the adult Langerhan's Histiocytosis service at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She has been recently appointed to chair of the RM Partners skin pathway group.

Dr Borysiewicz studied medicine at Cambridge University achieving an MA in immunology and virology. She studied clinical medicine at University College London, later completing her specialist dermatology training at a number of prestigious central London teaching hospitals. She consults privately in central London where she specialises in inflammatory skin diseases including eczema, acne and psoriasis, sun damage and skin cancers. Additional areas of clinical interest include skin surveillance strategies and the early detection of skin cancer using mole mapping.

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United Kingdom, GU16 - 14.97 miles
19 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Mole Check, Moles, Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis) + 29more

Dr. D’ippolito is a Consultant Dermatologist with over a decade of experience in the management and treatment of skin conditions such as skin cancer (including Melanoma, Squamous cell carcinoma and asal cell carcinoma), eczema, psoriasis, acne and mole mapping. He sees private patients at 152 Harley Street, Frimley Parkside Suite and Spire Clare Park Hospital.

After completing his medical Bachelor’s degree and basic training, Dr. D’ippolito went on to gain his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Dermatology (CESR),  during which he also gained knowledge and expertise in the treatment and management of skin disorders of the male genitals. Since his appointment at Frimley Park Hospital HHS Trust as a Substantive Consultant Dermatologist, Dr. D’ippolitio has gone on to become the lead clinician of the Skin Cancer Service and Skin Allergy Service (patch test clinic). He is also the Research Lead for Skin Cancer at Frimley Park Hospital.

Dr. D’ippolito is also an active member of the teaching community and is regularly involved in the training and education of future healthcare professionals in dermatology. Through his private practice, Dr. D’ippolito is able to cover a wide range of dermatological conditions that may not be available to treat on the NHS.

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Coley Park, Swallows Croft, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom, RG1 6UZ - 0.83 miles
Berkshire Independent Hospital - 0.83 miles
Coley Park, Swallows Croft, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom, RG1 6UZ
13 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Aged and Sundamaged Skin, Mole Removal, Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis) + 69more

Dr Charles Archer is a consultant dermatologist who practises at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Oxford University Hospitals. He also offers private consultations (including virtual appointments) at Archer Dermatology, with clinics located in London, Bristol, Windsor, Oxford, and Reading.

Dr Archer has a special interest in skin cancer and is the skin cancer lead for dermatology at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. He also runs the biologics clinic for complex medical dermatology patients. Dr Archer's specialist interests include dermatological surgery and the use of lasers, as well as complex medical dermatology. He sees both adult and paediatric patients with a range of skin conditions including:

  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, urticaria (hives)
  • Excessive sweating
  • Genital skin disorders
  • Skin lesions (benign or malignant)
  • Skin cancers
  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Nail disorders

Dr Archer qualified in 2008, from the University College London before undertaking specialist dermatology training. He completed a master's degree where his research topic was the role of the immune system in the development of eczema. Dr Archer continues to be involved in research in the immunopathogenesis of eczema, as well as skin ageing, stem cell research techniques, and the role of gene therapy. He is also passionate about education and delivers lectures at the University of Oxford and the University of Reading.

Outside of work, Dr Archer is a keen tennis player and has competed at a national level. He enjoys playing tennis and golf as well as spending time with his young family.

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Portsmouth Road Camberley, Surrey, United Kingdom, GU16 7UJ - 13.84 miles
Parkside Suite at Frimley Park Hospital - 13.84 miles
Portsmouth Road Camberley, Surrey, United Kingdom, GU16 7UJ
24 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Acne, Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis) , Aged and Sundamaged Skin + 54more

Dr. Sunita Gossain is a Consultant Dermatologist with over 20 years of experience in the treatment, management, and diagnosis of skin conditions, including skin cancer, skin lesions, mole checks, skin surgery, acne, eczema, psoriasis and vulval dermatology. She sees private patients at the Spire St Anthony Hospital, Ramsay North Downs Hospital and Parkside Private Suite Frimley Hospital.

Dr. Gossain earned her primary medical qualification at Guy’s and Thomas Hospital, after which she undertook her comprehensive dermatology training in London, in addition to the renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. During this time spent training, Dr. Gossain gained knowledge and expertise under world-leading dermatologists, for conditions including psoriasis and eczema, among other specialist fields. Upon completion of her training, Dr. Gossain was appointed Consultant at the Frimley Park Hospital NHS Trust, where she has since led the medical dermatology and psoriasis clinic and also become the lead clinician for Vulval Dermatology.

Dr. Gossain is known for taking a holistic approach to treat and managing skin disease in her patients, in addition to the use of systemic agents to help clear up skin disease. She has performed over 750 procedures per year including curettage &cautery, excisions and biopsies, and is also actively involved in the medical education of trainee doctors and future dermatologists.

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Second Floor, West Byfleet Health Centre Madeira R, West Byfleet, United Kingdom, KT14 6DH - 21.86 miles
Surrey Skin Care - 21.86 miles
Second Floor, West Byfleet Health Centre Madeira R, West Byfleet, United Kingdom, KT14 6DH
Offers video consultation
12 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Acne, Acne and Scarring Treatments, Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis) + 47more

Dr Cho is a fully qualified, UK-trained Consultant Dermatologist. She is a dedicated and approachable dermatologist who strives for excellence in all aspects of her work to ensure the best possible outcomes for her patients. She is a Consultant Dermatologist within the NHS and is also based at Surrey Skin Care where she provides general dermatology and skin cancer clinics as well as skin surgeries. She has expertise in all areas of dermatology including skin cancers, moles, warts, acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, excessive sweating, and scars. She also offers skin aesthetic treatments such as skin rejuvenation and anti-wrinkle treatments.

She earned honours and multiple merits while studying medicine at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London before completing a placement in Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery at Harvard University in the United States, where she received the highest final grade. She then undertook general medical training as well as specialist dermatology training in top hospitals in London and the South East of England. She was awarded the prestigious Academic Clinical Fellowship by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the University of Southampton to undertake skin cancer research and was also competitively selected to complete the Euroderm Excellence Diploma programme.

  • Dr Cho has been actively involved in research throughout her career, presenting her work at numerous national and international conferences and publishing in leading scientific journals. She is a member of the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal Society of Medicine, and the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.
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Old Rd, Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom, OX3 7LE - 22.37 miles
Churchill Hospital - 22.37 miles
Old Rd, Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom, OX3 7LE
30 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Acne, Aged and Sundamaged Skin, Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss) + 54more

Dr. Reed qualified in 1991 from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, London. He trained in dermatology in London and Oxford. During his training he successfully completed a PhD in Immunology at University College London resulting in several publications in leading scientific journals. 

Dr. Reed was lead for the Oxford Skin Cancer Multidisciplinary Team between 2009 and 2012, which won the Thames Valley Cancer Network award for clinical quality in 2011. Dr Reed is also a member of the British Society of Dermatological Surgery, and is currently clinical lead of the Oxford Churchill Hospital Dermatology Team.

Dr. Reed qualified in 1991 from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, London. He trained in dermatology in London and Oxford. During his training he successfully completed a PhD in Immunology at University College London resulting in several publications in leading scientific journals. 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Allergy testing
  • Skin prick testing
  • Specific IgE testing
  • Patch testing
  • Desensitisation
  • Vulval service & genital dermatology
  • Dermoscopy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Phototherapy
  • Skin surgery
  • Urticaria & angioedema
  • Allergy: food, pollen, animal & dust
  • Desensitisation
  • Skin cancer, dermoscopy & skin surgery
  • Male genital dermatology
  • General 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