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What are actinic keratoses and Bowen’s disease and what are the causes?

Actinic keratosis and Bowen's disease are conditions that occur as a result of sun damage. What you might notice is, in both conditions, scaly red patches on sun-exposed areas; whether that's on the face, the ears, the scalp, the backs of the hands or commonly, on the lower legs.

What are actinic keratoses and Bowen’s disease and what are the causes?2019-07-15T08:34:26+00:00

How can you prevent the skin cancer known as Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

We interviewed Dr Penelope Pratsou to find out if you can prevent Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Protective clothing, staying in the shade and sunscreen can prevent skin cancer.

How can you prevent the skin cancer known as Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma?2019-07-01T11:03:27+00:00

What are the best treatments for warts, skin tags and cysts?

There are many treatments for warts, skin tags and cysts. For warts and skin tags, one treatment is cryotherapy which is a one-off treatment with a gentle freezing spray known as liquid nitrogen that can be performed quite easily on that day. Cysts do actually have to be removed in their entirety because what causes the cyst is the lining of the cyst.

What are the best treatments for warts, skin tags and cysts?2019-06-28T14:54:06+00:00

What should you look for when checking your skin for moles and melanoma?

Moles can be serious, and melanoma is one of the more serious types of skin cancers.  There are things you can specifically look for if you suspect melanoma. To check your moles for melanoma, use two mirrors, one facing you and one at the back and check for any changes in size, shape or colour. An easy way to remember that is the A, B, C, D, E rule, and that consists of five simple things.

What should you look for when checking your skin for moles and melanoma?2019-06-07T11:16:55+00:00

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