Skin Cancer Treatment

There are two main categories of skin cancer – melanoma and non-melanoma. Melanoma (also known as ‘malignant melanoma’) is less common than non-melanoma cancers, but is the most dangerous. Non-melanoma skin cancers are mainly comprised of ‘Basal Cell Carcinoma’ (BCC) and ‘Squamous Cell Carcinoma’ (SCC). BCC is the most common and the least dangerous.

Skin Cancer

Top Sun Safety Tips

You don’t have to avoid the sun all year, but taking a few steps when out and about in the summer sun or when on a sunshine holiday will help to protect you from sunburn and the risk of skin cancer.

  • Protect the skin with clothing, including a hat, t-shirt and UV protective sunglasses
  • Spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm when it’s sunny
  • Use a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 (SPF 50 for children or people with pale skin) which also has high UVA protection
  • Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight
  • The British Association of Dermatologists recommends that you tell your doctor about any changes to a mole – if your GP is concerned about your skin, make sure you see a Consultant Dermatologist (on the GMC register of specialists), the most expert person to diagnose a skin cancer. Your GP can refer you via the NHS.

Sunscreens should not be used as an alternative to clothing and shade, rather they offer additional protection. No sunscreen will provide 100% protection.The British Skin Foundation Skin Cancer Appeal is raising money for vital research into skin cancer. To donate, call the BSF on 0207 391 6341.

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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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If your dermatologist is concerned that your mole may be cancerous, they will perform a biopsy, suggests Dr Anjali Mahto, and the mole is removed entirely. A sample is sent off to the lab and analysed. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

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 0:35   ChannelSkin Cancer PlaylistSkin Cancer FAQ  

If you see a dermatologist, and the dermatologist is concerned that your mole may be cancerous, they will perform a biopsy. And they will remove the mole in its entirety. The sample is then sent off to the lab and analysed, and if there are any worrying cells or if there is signs of melanoma, usually then a second surgery is performed and a little bit more tissue is taken.

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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist
Anjali is a Consultant Dermatologist at the London North West Hospitals NHS Trust where she is also lead for paediatric dermatology services and dermatology clinical governance. She is a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation. She is quoted in the national press on a range of skin issues. She has trained at some of UK's leading teaching hospitals including Imperial College Healthcare and the Royal Free Hospital. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and has presented at national and international conferences. She is happy to consult on any skin, hair and nail disorders in adults or children. Read full bio view less


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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)

Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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Dr Nisith Sheth of Cedars Dermatology says there are lots of treatments for skin cancer nowadays. They range from cream treatments and more destructive treatments to surgery and radiotherapy. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

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 0:27   ChannelSkin Cancer PlaylistSkin Cancer FAQ  

There are lots of treatments for skin cancer nowadays. They range from cream treatments and more destructive treatments to surgery and radiotherapy.

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Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist
Nisith is a Consultant in the Dermatology Surgery and Laser Unit of St John's Institute of Dermatology. He trained in the UK, Canada and the USA. He sees and treats all skin conditions. Nisith receives referrals from GPs and other specialists for his opinion on managing common and rare skin problems and complications following cosmetic procedures. He is invited to give lectures at the specialty conferences and advises the media and legal profession on a range of skin topics. 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, that set standards for practice and training. He has represented dermatology patients' interests to government committees on cosmetic training and safety. Read full bio view less


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Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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Mohs surgery needs to be done, ideally, by a dermatologist or a dermatological surgeon who has training in dermatology, pathology, and skin cancer surgery, explains Dr Nisith Sheth of Cedars Dermatology. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

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 0:46   ChannelSkin Cancer PlaylistSkin Cancer FAQ  

Most surgery needs to be done, ideally, by a dermatologist or a dermatological surgeon who has training in dermatology, pathology, and skin cancer surgery. Typically, most surgeons will have completed medical school as well as five years of specialty training and an additional one year of fellowship training specifically in dermatologic surgery.

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Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist
Nisith is a Consultant in the Dermatology Surgery and Laser Unit of St John's Institute of Dermatology. He trained in the UK, Canada and the USA. He sees and treats all skin conditions. Nisith receives referrals from GPs and other specialists for his opinion on managing common and rare skin problems and complications following cosmetic procedures. He is invited to give lectures at the specialty conferences and advises the media and legal profession on a range of skin topics. 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, that set standards for practice and training. He has represented dermatology patients' interests to government committees on cosmetic training and safety. Read full bio view less


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Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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Non-melanoma skin cancer is a type of skin cancer which is more common than melanoma, but can be less serious, says Dr Nisith Sheth. It typically presents as a scaly patch or a flesh coloured bump. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

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 0:36   ChannelSkin Cancer PlaylistSkin Cancer FAQ  

So, non-melanoma skin cancer is a type of skin cancer which is more common than melanoma, but can be less serious. It typically presents as a scaly patch or a flesh coloured or pink bump on the skin, which doesn't heal, or doesn't go away by itself.

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Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist
Nisith is a Consultant in the Dermatology Surgery and Laser Unit of St John's Institute of Dermatology. He trained in the UK, Canada and the USA. He sees and treats all skin conditions. Nisith receives referrals from GPs and other specialists for his opinion on managing common and rare skin problems and complications following cosmetic procedures. He is invited to give lectures at the specialty conferences and advises the media and legal profession on a range of skin topics. 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, that set standards for practice and training. He has represented dermatology patients' interests to government committees on cosmetic training and safety. Read full bio view less


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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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Dr Anjali Mahto offers her top five tips for sun safety - the first are to wear regular sun protection; stay out of the sun, wear protective clothing and good quality sunglasses. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

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 1:14   ChannelSkin Cancer PlaylistSkin Cancer FAQ  

Here are my five top tips for sun safety. My first tip is to make sure that you are wearing regular sun protection. So you should be wearing an SPF of at least 15. It should be broad-spectrum, providing cover against UVA and UVB. Tip two: Stay out of the sun between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., if possible. These are the peaks sunlight hours when your skin is at most risk of burning. Tip three: Wear protective clothing. It's a good idea if you're out and about in bright sunshine to make sure that you're wearing tightly woven clothing that will cover your arms and legs and other exposed areas. Tip four: It's a good idea to also make sure you're protecting the delicate skin around the eyes, so make sure you wear a good pair of quality sunglasses. Tip five: Reapply your sunscreen frequently. To get the factor on the bottle, you need to be reapplying every 90 minutes. Also, bear in mind that ultraviolet light will reflect off water and off snow, so take particular care when you're on the beach or if you're skiing.

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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist
Anjali is a Consultant Dermatologist at the London North West Hospitals NHS Trust where she is also lead for paediatric dermatology services and dermatology clinical governance. She is a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation. She is quoted in the national press on a range of skin issues. She has trained at some of UK's leading teaching hospitals including Imperial College Healthcare and the Royal Free Hospital. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and has presented at national and international conferences. She is happy to consult on any skin, hair and nail disorders in adults or children. Read full bio view less


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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)

Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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Dermatologist Dr Nisith Sheth explains that Mohs surgery is highly specialised because the technique is intricate and requires a lot of skill, training and resources to carry it out effectively. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

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 0:46   ChannelSkin Cancer PlaylistSkin Cancer FAQ  

Mohs surgery is very specialised because the technique is very intricate and requires a lot of skill and training and resources in order to carry it out effectively. The Mohs surgeon needs training in skin cancer diagnosis as well as surgery and pathology in order to be able to read the slides and to be able to take the skin cancer out very accurately.

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Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist
Nisith is a Consultant in the Dermatology Surgery and Laser Unit of St John's Institute of Dermatology. He trained in the UK, Canada and the USA. He sees and treats all skin conditions. Nisith receives referrals from GPs and other specialists for his opinion on managing common and rare skin problems and complications following cosmetic procedures. He is invited to give lectures at the specialty conferences and advises the media and legal profession on a range of skin topics. 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, that set standards for practice and training. He has represented dermatology patients' interests to government committees on cosmetic training and safety. Read full bio view less


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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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Dr Anjali Mahto from Cedars Dermatology explains the main risk factors for getting skin cancer, including how your hair and eye colour can determine your skin's UV sensitivity, and hereditary factors. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

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So there are a number of risk factors for skin cancer. The first is if you have very pale skin. So if you're very fair-skinned, you've got blonde hair, you've got blue eyes, that's the first risk factor. The second thing is if there is a family history of melanoma. So about 10% of melanomas run in families. If you've got a first-degree relative that has suffered with that, you're at a slightly higher risk. The third thing is if you have a large number of moles. So if you've got over 100 moles on your body and a lot of them look quite different to each other, something called atypical mole syndrome, that can put you at more risk. The fourth thing is having multiple sunburns, particularly before the age of 18. So four or five sunburns below the age of 18 can double your lifetime risk of developing melanoma. It's also a good idea not to use sunbeds, because using sunbeds can also give you high doses of ultraviolet light that, again, can promote development of skin cancers further down the line. If you enjoy a lot of outdoor hobbies and you've had a lot of sunburns, that puts you more at risk as well. So when you see a dermatologist, they will make an assessment of all these risk factors.

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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist
Anjali is a Consultant Dermatologist at the London North West Hospitals NHS Trust where she is also lead for paediatric dermatology services and dermatology clinical governance. She is a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation. She is quoted in the national press on a range of skin issues. She has trained at some of UK's leading teaching hospitals including Imperial College Healthcare and the Royal Free Hospital. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and has presented at national and international conferences. She is happy to consult on any skin, hair and nail disorders in adults or children. Read full bio view less


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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)

Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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Dr Nisith Sheth explains that Mohs surgery is for people with skin cancers, particularly on the face or on cosmetically sensitive areas, or areas which are functionally important. For example, the digits or the feet. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

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 0:31   ChannelSkin Cancer PlaylistSkin Cancer FAQ  

Mohs surgery is for people with skin cancers, particularly on the face or on cosmetically sensitive areas, or areas which are functionally important. For example, the digits or the feet.

read more view less

Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist
Nisith is a Consultant in the Dermatology Surgery and Laser Unit of St John's Institute of Dermatology. He trained in the UK, Canada and the USA. He sees and treats all skin conditions. Nisith receives referrals from GPs and other specialists for his opinion on managing common and rare skin problems and complications following cosmetic procedures. He is invited to give lectures at the specialty conferences and advises the media and legal profession on a range of skin topics. 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, that set standards for practice and training. He has represented dermatology patients' interests to government committees on cosmetic training and safety. Read full bio view less


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Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)

Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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Dr Anjali Mahto from Cedars Dermatology explains that there are two main types of skin cancer: melanoma, which normally look like moles, and non-melanoma skin cancers, which often look like open sores. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

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So skin cancer can actually manifest in a number of ways. There's two main types of skin cancer, you've got your melanoma skin cancers which normally look like moles, so these are either pre-existing moles that change or new moles that develop. And then you've got your non-melanoma skin cancers, and they often look like open sores that don't heal, red scaly patches, or lumps and bumps on the skin.

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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist
Anjali is a Consultant Dermatologist at the London North West Hospitals NHS Trust where she is also lead for paediatric dermatology services and dermatology clinical governance. She is a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation. She is quoted in the national press on a range of skin issues. She has trained at some of UK's leading teaching hospitals including Imperial College Healthcare and the Royal Free Hospital. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and has presented at national and international conferences. She is happy to consult on any skin, hair and nail disorders in adults or children. Read full bio view less


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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)

Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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Mohs surgery is recommended for cases of non-melanoma skin cancer because it has a high cure rate and gives the best cosmetic outcome of any treatment, says dermatologist Dr Nisith Sheth. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

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 0:24   ChannelSkin Cancer PlaylistSkin Cancer FAQ  

It's used in non-melanoma skin cancer, particularly to achieve a high cure rate and gives the best cosmetic outcome of any treatment modality.

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Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist
Nisith is a Consultant in the Dermatology Surgery and Laser Unit of St John's Institute of Dermatology. He trained in the UK, Canada and the USA. He sees and treats all skin conditions. Nisith receives referrals from GPs and other specialists for his opinion on managing common and rare skin problems and complications following cosmetic procedures. He is invited to give lectures at the specialty conferences and advises the media and legal profession on a range of skin topics. 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, that set standards for practice and training. He has represented dermatology patients' interests to government committees on cosmetic training and safety. Read full bio view less


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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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There are two different sorts of sunscreen, says dermatologist Dr Anjali Mahto: you've got chemical sunscreens and mineral sunscreens. And the mineral sunscreens are actually better for those that have got sensitive skin. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

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 0:39   ChannelSkin Cancer PlaylistSkin Cancer FAQ  

So often a lotta sunscreens, for example, can be quite greasy. So people that have acne-prone skin, for example, they will break out if they're using certain products. So largely speaking, there are two different sorts of sunscreen, you've got chemical sunscreens and mineral sunscreens. And the mineral sunscreens are actually better for those that have got sensitive skins, so roscea, but also acne as well. But your dermatologist will be able to guide you if there's any confusion.

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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist
Anjali is a Consultant Dermatologist at the London North West Hospitals NHS Trust where she is also lead for paediatric dermatology services and dermatology clinical governance. She is a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation. She is quoted in the national press on a range of skin issues. She has trained at some of UK's leading teaching hospitals including Imperial College Healthcare and the Royal Free Hospital. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and has presented at national and international conferences. She is happy to consult on any skin, hair and nail disorders in adults or children. Read full bio view less


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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)

Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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Dr Nisith Sheth of Cedars Dermatology says that Mohs surgery is usually done under a local anaesthetic and how that is normally all that is needed to manage pain during the procedure. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

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 0:31   ChannelSkin Cancer PlaylistSkin Cancer FAQ  

Mohs surgery is done under local anaesthetic and it's usually very well tolerated. Most people don't need anything more than local anaesthetic injections. Occasionally some people need oral sedation or intravenous sedation but that's not common.

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Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist
Nisith is a Consultant in the Dermatology Surgery and Laser Unit of St John's Institute of Dermatology. He trained in the UK, Canada and the USA. He sees and treats all skin conditions. Nisith receives referrals from GPs and other specialists for his opinion on managing common and rare skin problems and complications following cosmetic procedures. He is invited to give lectures at the specialty conferences and advises the media and legal profession on a range of skin topics. 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, that set standards for practice and training. He has represented dermatology patients' interests to government committees on cosmetic training and safety. Read full bio view less


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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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Dr Anjali Mahto says that in the UK, between October to March we don't have enough ultraviolet to produce vitamin D in our skin. So it is safer to get vitamin D from food sources or supplements. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

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 0:41   ChannelSkin Cancer PlaylistSkin Cancer FAQ  

It's important to get some sunlight. You rely on the sun to produce vitamin D. However, in the UK, between the months of October to March, our latitude is as such we do not have enough ultraviolet around to produce vitamin D in our skin anyway. So it is much safer to get your vitamin D from food sources, so things like oily fish, salmon, or take a supplement during the winter months rather than put yourself at risk of developing skin cancer.

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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist
Anjali is a Consultant Dermatologist at the London North West Hospitals NHS Trust where she is also lead for paediatric dermatology services and dermatology clinical governance. She is a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation. She is quoted in the national press on a range of skin issues. She has trained at some of UK's leading teaching hospitals including Imperial College Healthcare and the Royal Free Hospital. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and has presented at national and international conferences. She is happy to consult on any skin, hair and nail disorders in adults or children. Read full bio view less


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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)

Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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There are two different sorts of sunscreen, you've got chemical sunscreens and mineral sunscreens. And the mineral sunscreens are actually better for those that have got sensitive skin. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

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So often a lot of sunscreens, for example, can be quite greasy. So people that have acne-prone skin, for example, they will break out if they're using certain products. So largely speaking, there are two different sorts of sunscreen. You've got chemical sunscreens and mineral sunscreens. And the mineral sunscreens are actually better for those that have got sensitive skin, so rosacea, but also acne as well. But your dermatologist will be able to guide you if there is any confusion.

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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist
Anjali is a Consultant Dermatologist at the London North West Hospitals NHS Trust where she is also lead for paediatric dermatology services and dermatology clinical governance. She is a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation. She is quoted in the national press on a range of skin issues. She has trained at some of UK's leading teaching hospitals including Imperial College Healthcare and the Royal Free Hospital. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and has presented at national and international conferences. She is happy to consult on any skin, hair and nail disorders in adults or children. Read full bio view less


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It is important to wear an SPF of at least 15 or above every day, says Dr Anjali Mahto. There is still ultraviolet light around even in the winter months, so get a broad-spectrum sunscreen. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

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It is important to wear an SPF of at least 15 or above every day. There is still ultraviolet light around even in the winter months. In terms of quantities, people tend to under-apply and not use as much as they need. So you're talking about a teaspoon for your face and your neck and any other exposed sites. It's a good idea to get a sunscreen that is broad spectrum. So by that, I mean it's got both UVA and UVB protection. The other thing is to actually get the value it says on the bottle. So to, say, get an SPF 30, you do actually have to be reapplying every 90 minutes or so. Otherwise, you're not getting that factor.

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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist
Anjali is a Consultant Dermatologist at the London North West Hospitals NHS Trust where she is also lead for paediatric dermatology services and dermatology clinical governance. She is a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation. She is quoted in the national press on a range of skin issues. She has trained at some of UK's leading teaching hospitals including Imperial College Healthcare and the Royal Free Hospital. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and has presented at national and international conferences. She is happy to consult on any skin, hair and nail disorders in adults or children. Read full bio view less


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Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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Skin cancers can be triggered by sun exposure, particularly in earlier life, says Dr Nisith Sheth. To reduce risk, take precautions in the sun: wear sun hats and glasses, and apply sunscreen regularly. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

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Skin cancers can be triggered by sun exposure, particularly in earlier life, in childhood, and the best way to reduce your risk is to take precautions in the sun. Wear sun hats and glasses, and regular application of sunscreen.

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Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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Nisith is a Consultant in the Dermatology Surgery and Laser Unit of St John's Institute of Dermatology. He trained in the UK, Canada and the USA. He sees and treats all skin conditions. Nisith receives referrals from GPs and other specialists for his opinion on managing common and rare skin problems and complications following cosmetic procedures. He is invited to give lectures at the specialty conferences and advises the media and legal profession on a range of skin topics. 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, that set standards for practice and training. He has represented dermatology patients' interests to government committees on cosmetic training and safety. Read full bio view less


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Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers of the Western world, explains Dr Nisith Sheth from Cedars Dermatology. It affects all skin types, but predominantly fairer skin types and typically on sun exposed areas. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

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So, skin cancer is one of the most common cancers of the Western world. It affects all skin types, but predominantly fairer skin types and typically on sun exposed areas. It can occur because of a genetic predisposition, but also because of excess sun exposure particularly in early life.

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Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist
Nisith is a Consultant in the Dermatology Surgery and Laser Unit of St John's Institute of Dermatology. He trained in the UK, Canada and the USA. He sees and treats all skin conditions. Nisith receives referrals from GPs and other specialists for his opinion on managing common and rare skin problems and complications following cosmetic procedures. He is invited to give lectures at the specialty conferences and advises the media and legal profession on a range of skin topics. 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, that set standards for practice and training. He has represented dermatology patients' interests to government committees on cosmetic training and safety. Read full bio view less


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Dr Nisith Sheth FRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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