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Skin cancer clinics open throughout the UK

If you have any concerns about a specific mole or any new skin changes, then Check4Cancer can provide you with fast track access to our Skin Diagnosis Clinics via our SkinHealth network. We have specialist priority clinics, located throughout the UK, that are open and reserved for skin diagnosis appointments.  We understand that during this
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Who is at risk of skin cancer?

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK and rates of skin cancer are increasing faster than any other cancer in the UK, with figures doubling every 10-20 years¹. Over 80% of all skin cancers are caused by over-exposure to UV radiation from the sun and/or sunbeds. This means that the
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UK Skin cancer incidence risen 45% in 10 years

Cancer Research UK has recently reported that the incidence of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, has risen by 45% in the ten year period between 2004-2006 and 2014-2016 and, in the last year 500,000 people have been referred for investigation of a suspicious skin lesion. With increased temperatures at home, and easy
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Finalist in three categories at LaingBuisson healthcare awards for excellence 2017

Check4Cancer is delighted to have been shortlisted as finalist in three separate categories of the Laing Buisson healthcare awards for excellence 2017. Rising Star –  Professor Gordon Wishart, as Chief Medical Officer of Check4Cancer, has led the company to becoming an innovative private provider of early cancer detection services with cancer as its sole-focus and in doing so has
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Skin cancer – and the importance of protecting your child.

With schools having broken up for the summer holidays and long days ahead, it’s more important then ever for parents to consider the impact of sun damage on their children – as a recent story reported in the Daily Mail has brought home. Jennifer Nicholson, 50, spoke of her heartbreak after her 18-year-old daughter, Freja,
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Skin cancer risk increased by hidden red hair gene.

New research suggests that a “silent” red hair gene could significantly increase individuals’ risk of skin cancer – and as many as one in four in the UK could be carriers. The research, led by a team at the Sanger Institute near Cambridge, confirmed that gene variants associated with red hair, pale skin and freckles
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