Squamous cell carcinoma (a form of skin cancer) can potentially appear anywhere on the body but is most likely to occur on parts that have had the most sun exposure. Leading dermatologist Dr Raj Mallipeddi explains when to see a doctor and the outlook on diagnosis.
Skin cancer is a common danger – in fact it is the most common form of cancer in the world. The idea that an innocent-looking mole on the skin could be deadly is a worrying prospect and the fact that simply being in the sun for too long can cause it is perhaps more worrying still. People often want to know how to spot skin cancer early and if it can be cured. Dr Raj Mallipeddi, a London-based expert dermatologist is here with the answers.
It is the most common type of skin cancer – but it can be fiendishly difficult to detect, because there is no “one” way it should look. In fact, there are over 20 growth patterns, some of which are hard to distinguish from an ordinary rash or spot. We asked Dr Raj Mallipeddi to explain the different types of basal cell carcinoma, what they can look like, and when you should see a doctor.
Mohs surgery is a technique used to remove skin cancer or cure it: it is a specialised technique which was was invented by Frederic Mohs in the US. Dr Raj Mallipeddi explains how Mohs surgery is performed, and why slow Mohs surgery is recommended in certain cases.
Mohs surgery is one of the most successful procedures for the removal of skin cancer, but who is it suitable for? Expert dermatologist Dr Raj Mallipeddi explains how Mohs surgery is utilised to remove tumours, and what patients can expect after the procedure is completed.
Lasers are now widely used across many medical specialties, to successfully and quickly treat a wide range of medical conditions. Dr Raj Mallipeddi, leading consultant dermatologist and dermatological surgeon, explains how lasers can help dermatologists to treat a variety of problems.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer found worldwide, with an estimated 42 cases diagnosed every day in the UK alone. Dr Raj Mallipeddi, expert dermatologist & clinical lead for skin cancer, explains the risks we should be aware of & the changes in our skin we should be looking out for.