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Best Skin Cancer Screening specialists in Sundridge, Sevenoaks, UK 2022 | Doctify

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Downs Road, Sutton, United Kingdom, SM2 5PT - 14.56 miles
The Royal Marsden Hospital - Sutton - 14.56 miles
Downs Road, Sutton, United Kingdom, SM2 5PT
Recommended by 1 specialist
16 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Cryotherapy, Mole Check, Mole Removal + 30more

Dr Kara Heelan, Consultant Dermatologist, currently works within London at several private hospitals. She is highly specialised in the treatment of all aspects of dermatology including skin cancer as well as complex medical dermatology. She has a specific interest in drug reactions and autoimmune bullous dermatoses. General dermatology is also her forte including skin conditions, acne, rosacea, benign skin lesions, and inflammatory skin rashes.

Dr Heelan began her medical education at University College Dublin where she graduated in medicine with honours. She then went on to do her Higher Speciality Training in Dermatology in Ireland, where she won several prizes for her research. She won the highly coveted inaugural Sean O’Loughlin memorial gold medal for placing first on her national dermatology exam. She further developed her knowledge by undertaking the Advanced Medical Dermatology Fellowship at the University of Toronto, and a further fellowship at University College London Hospital focusing on skin cancer and dermatological surgery. During her training, she also undertook a research degree examining autoimmune bullous dermatoses, which resulted in her being awarded an MD from University College Cork.

Dr Heelan is an active researcher with numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and several invites to present her findings at conferences around the world. She is also a member of the National Cancer Research Institute Skin Group and assists in developing guidelines within the British Association of Dermatologists guideline group for bullous pemphigoid.

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125 Albemarle Road, Beckenham, United Kingdom, BR3 5HS - 10.63 miles
The Sloane Hospital - 10.63 miles
125 Albemarle Road, Beckenham, United Kingdom, BR3 5HS
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 5 specialists
24 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis) , Acne, Acne and Scarring Treatments + 36more

Dr Saqib Bashir holds a post as a consultant Dermatologist, King's College Hospital, London, where he is the lead clinician for skin cancer. Additionally, he founded Skin 55, a specialist dermatology practice on Harley Street and also sees patients at The London Clinic, and BMI Sloane Hospital, Beckenham.

Dr Bashir gained a first class degree in neuroscience from Imperial College, London, before returning to his hometown to gain his medical doctorate from the University of Glasgow in 1997.

He was awarded a prestigious research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, before training in Dermatology at the renowned St John's Institute of Dermatology, London.

Having developed a strong foundation in dermatological practice, including in skin allergy, he went on to specialise in dermatological surgery and laser therapy. His practice is varied and encompasses the treatment of skin cancer as well as aesthetic and anti-ageing procedures.

Dr Bashir has an excellent academic record, having been published in a number of international medical journals, and having presented at the American Academy of Dermatology, the British Association of Dermatology and the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. He is involved in the training of junior doctors at the London Deanery.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Laser Surgery
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Photodynamic therapy for skin cancer and sun damage
  • Mole removal
  • Cosmetics peels, fillers, removal of lesions
  • Scar treatment
  • Dermatological Surgery
  • Laser Dermatology
  • Skin Cancer
  • Aesthetic Dermatology
  • Anti-ageing
  • Allergic Skin Disease
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125 Albemarle Road, Beckenham, United Kingdom, BR3 5HS - 10.63 miles
The Sloane Hospital - 10.63 miles
125 Albemarle Road, Beckenham, United Kingdom, BR3 5HS
Recommended by 1 specialist
25 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Mole Check, Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) + 36more

Consultant Dermatologist Dr Shamali Hoque works at HCA UK, The Shard, and London Bridge Hospitals. She is an expert in skin cancer, Botox for hyperhidrosis, and general dermatology (including acne, psoriasis, eczema, and paediatric dermatology).

Dr Hoque joined University Hospital Lewisham as a consultant in 2007 and is now the Clinical Lead for Dermatology at Lewisham Trust. Previously, she was the skin cancer lead at the hospital for ten years. She is the South London Representative for the British Association of Dermatologists and a council member of the Royal Society of Medicine. She is also the Research Lead for Dermatology and Biologics Lead at Lewisham Trust.

Dr Hoque graduated in Pharmacology (with First Class Honours) from University College London prior to studying medicine. She received her MBBS from Barts and The Royal London Hospital Medical College in 1996, with a distinction in Medical Ethics. She then undertook further medical study at Barts and The Royal London Hospital and completed her MRCP (UK). She completed Specialist Dermatology training at St George's Hospital and St John's Institute of Dermatology.

Dr Hoque is actively involved in teaching and training and presents at GP conferences on a regular basis.

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46 Tupwood Lane Caterham, Surrey, United Kingdom, CR3 6DP - 9.01 miles
North Downs Hospital - 9.01 miles
46 Tupwood Lane Caterham, Surrey, United Kingdom, CR3 6DP
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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Bucks Cross Road Chelsfield, Orpington, United Kingdom, BR6 7RG - 5.46 miles
Chelsfield Park Hospital - 5.46 miles
Bucks Cross Road Chelsfield, Orpington, United Kingdom, BR6 7RG
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 3 specialists
25 years of experience
Skin Cancer Screening, Anti-Wrinkle Injections, Botox Injections, Cosmetic Injectables + 7more

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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