Dr Jibu Varghese is trained to recognise the early signs of skin cancer. He will carry out the appropriate treatment at the earliest opportunity to ensure the best recovery is possible.
Many skin cancers develop where they can be seen. For that reason, there is a good chance of catching them early. Regular examination of the skin for new or unusual growths, or changes in existing moles, is critical.
Spots and sores are common. But, if you have one that doesn’t heal within four weeks, have it checked. Also, look out for a spot or sore that hurts, is itchy, crusty, scabs over, or bleeds for more than four weeks.
Look out for an area of skin that’s broken down and doesn’t heal within four weeks. If you can't think of a reason for this change, you should think about making an appointment.
Watch out for small, slow-growing, shiny, pink, or red lumps.
These red patches could also be itchy. Red patches could be caused by other, non-cancerous skin conditions. However, it is best to have it checked to make sure.
Have your moles examined under any of the following circumstances:
Depending on the diagnosis, a range of treatment options are possible. This includes: