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Who treats skin cancer?

Published today, by Roeland Pater


While many may be involved, there are a few that typically deal with it directly, such as a General Practitioner (GP) and a dermatologist. It’s important to be aware of the different types of doctors who may be able to help with skin cancer treatment. 

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Melanoma: when to see a doctor

Published 6 days ago, by Roeland Pater


The short answer is any time you notice a changing or suspicious mole or spot on your body as this is typically the first sign of melanoma. Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. If left untreated, it can spread and become deadly. That’s why it’s important to know when it’s time to see a doctor and get treated.

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When melanoma comes back

Published 8 days ago, by Roeland Pater

Recurrence is when cancer returns after treatment. It can happen with any type of cancer, including melanoma. Melanomas can come back at the original site of the primary melanoma, in the skin and tissue area around the original site, in the lymph nodes or in other places in the body such as internal organs.

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Dermatology: The complete story

Published 8 days ago, by Roeland Pater


If your doctor has sent you for an investigation by a dermatologist due to concerns they may have regarding your skin, you may feel a little worried about what this could mean. Dermatology is a complicated and important specialism and considering that the skin is the largest organ in the body, it is wise to have a good understanding of what dermatology is and what a dermatologist does before you head off to your appointment.

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