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Moles are skin growths and can appear anywhere on the skin. They are usually brown in colour but can be blue, black, or flesh-collared. Most moles are harmless and don’t cause pain or other symptoms unless you rub them or they bump against something. 

Everyone should have their moles checked annually and know how to perform their own checks regularly too. Single mole & full body checks can be performed by our Dr using a Dermatoscope
to check the clinical signs of moles and to see if any may have developed into a melanoma or look suspicious. He will be able to discuss and advise you if further action is required.  At present there is no system better than the expertly trained human eye at clinically diagnosing melanoma. 

Once your skin has been assessed the Doctor will then tell you of the most appropriate skin surveillance follow-up programme tailored to your skin type and clinical risk.

Sun protection and avoidance advice as well as self check guidelines will also be discussed.

Skin Cancer Screening / Mole Checking...


I found a couple of moles on my underarm was slightly worried so booked a consultation. There was nothing to worry about but I had 2 moles removed, all went very well, fantastic Doctor and clean facility and a wonderful after care service. 
Very easy to deal with, rang the surgery and had my consultation and the following week the procedure was done very quickly.also a wonderful conversation had throughout the procedure.
Thank you all. 

Aidan, Feb '16

Carrigtwohill Dermatology Clinic, Unit 1F Eastlink Business Park, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork.  T45 H213

Phone: 021 4853831      Fax: 0214883054     Out of Hours Emergency GP Care: SouthDoc 0818 355 999

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