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Photographic mole and skin cancer diagnosis

I am pleased to be able to offer my patients electronic photographic images for diagnosis and monitoring for head and neck skin cancer. I have refreshed my dermoscopy skills recently, and obtained my Certificate in Introduction to Dermoscopy; the respected course from Cardiff University. The benefit of dermoscopy is to improve the diagnosis of skin cancer and speed up time to treatment, or if not a cancer, to prevent the need when the lesion is benign.

In my examination of suspected skin cancer patients I am able to more accurately diagnose skin cancers and more confidently move to complete treatment, avoiding in some cases a diagnostic biopsy first. Conversely I can avoid treatment of otherwise benign lesions, reassure patients and continue to monitor the lesions by keeping an electronic image of the lesion of time. These images can stay with you and prove useful in the future.