Suite G, 117A Harley St, Marylebone, London W1G 6AT, UK


call 020 71833648 BOOK NOW

Symptoms of melanoma

Melanoma has been known not to have any common symptoms for some people. Generally, most people think that pain is a common symptom for almost any medical problem. For melanoma, some people don’t experience any form of discomfort or pain. It can occur on any part of the skin, scalp or even under a nail. Nevertheless, sometimes there can be reports of pain, bleeding or itching.

It takes a well experienced dermatologist to notice and properly identify the signs of melanoma. Although a physician can do it as well, melanoma being a skin disease will be properly handled by a dermatologist.

This is why at Clearskin London, we take a gradual process to handpick some of the best dermatologists London to ensure effective treatment. Once you notice a change in the normal appearance of your skin such as spot, lesions or even a change in the appearance of a mole, do not hesitate to seek help from us.

Skin examinations for melanoma?

We at Clearskin London encourage people to perform skin examinations on themselves. This way, they can notice easily when there is a problem with their bodies. Although melanoma is a serious skin cancer, it can still be treated with early detection. There are simple basic skin examinations you can conduct yourself before going to any dermatology clinic.

 During self-examination, you can look out for the following;

  • Band of darker skin surrounding a fingernail or a toenail
  • Different look of an existing mole
  • Patch or spot on the skin that doesn’t seem normal
  • A patch of thick skin that resembles a scar and slowly grows.

What to look out for

There are warning signs that you should look out for when engaging in a skin examination. They are called the ABCDEs of melanoma. They are

  • A  –  Asymmetry

When examining your body, If there is a mole or spot, check to find out if the mole or spot is even. If there is a situation whereby the mole is looking different on one part, it could be a red flag.

  • B   – Border

An irregular shape or outline of the edge or border of a mole or patch could be a warning sign

  • C   – Colour

Shades of tan, black, white, red, blue or brown on spots and moles should be properly examined by a dermatologist London.

  • D   – Diameter

The diameter of melanoma is usually greater than 6mm. This is above the size of a normal mole or patch.

  • E   – Evolving

When you notice a mole or spot that changes colour, size or shape from time to time. It is not usually a good sign, and you should see a dermatologist as soon as possible.

If you notice any or more of the above signs, contact our dermatologist immediately. Clear skin London has one of the best team of professional dermatologists  Harley street London that will examine your skin and confirm whether or not you have melanoma.

OUR PATIENTS REVIEW

Quotes

ReviewsI was suffering from terrible allergies. Over the counter medications didn't help much and life was going from bad to worse. I started spending more time browsing the web for a solution. Then, a colleague recommended me the Clear skin Clinic. I went for the first consultation without much expectation. But the moment I arrived, all my worries were put to rest. I underwent the pinprick allergy testing to learn that I was allergic to dust mites. Since then, I bought cleaning products and vacuums as suggested by these people and that helped. I suffer seldom now, thanks to Clear skin Clinic.

Paul Blackwell (Patient Review)

Paul Blackwell

5 months ago

Quotes

ReviewsMy eczema had been a constant problem since I was young and I had treatment of different sorts with mixed results. It was a colleague who suggested that I go to Clear Skin Clinic and see if they could help. I was so impressed by the staff at the clinic all of whom were kind and efficient. I have started treatment now and my skin is looking so much better.

Shirley Miller (Patient Review)

Shirley Miller

11 months ago