Mr Mike Rafferty
Podmedics Head of Surgery
Video Duration: 5 minutes
1 in 20 skin cancers are melanomas which are formed from the melanocytes.
Cancer is caused by uncontrolled and unregulated cell growth, this abnormal growth occurs in the melanocytes to form melanomas.
UV damage to the skin
A large mole that is growing
Diameter, >6mm and growing
Evolving, changing and developing new symptoms or physical signs
Wide local excision - staging to work out the prognosis
Protect skin from sun exposure