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sk:n - Skin Cancer Screening

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The nationwide franchise of sk:n, based locally in Montpellier, recently teamed up with the Professional Cricketers’ Association to screen all county cricketers including the England squad for skin cancer. Like anyone who spends much of their life outdoors, the risk for cricketers and their frequent exposure to UV radiation heightens their chances of becoming a victim of this terrible disease.

This subject is a constant hot topic and over 100,000 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year, frighteningly 10,000 of those will be melanoma, the deadliest form of the disease. A new statistic shows that deaths from melanoma in men have increased by a third in just ten years. Having recently attended a funeral of a friend who died prematurely of exactly this atrocity, I am appalled and shocked by these figures.

Always one step ahead of the game, the UK’s No. 1 skin clinic, sk:n are giving everyone the opportunity to find out what is really under your skin with a ‘Face-Facts’ facial skin scanning assessment in Montpellier. Not only that but for just £1 they will donate 100% of all proceeds raised to the British Skin Foundation for skin cancer research. This session would normally cost £25 and consists of an in-depth chat with a skin expert to ascertain their skin type and skin care habits as well as a thorough assessment under a UV lamp which clearly shows existing sun damage. Those with healthy skin are able to receive immediate reassurance, whilst anyone with abnormalities is immediately referred to their local GP for further investigation this is not a skin cancer screening.

Matthey Patey, Chief Executive of the British Skin Foundation says “skin cancer is a growing problem in the UK, but in as many as four out of five cases, it is a preventable disease. The ‘Face Facts’ assessments will help identify any potential threats, and enable earlier treatment, whilst raising much needed funds into skin cancer research”.

sk:n are also offering their readers a mole screening assessment. This invaluable treatment normally sells for £99 but they are offering it for £50 for the month of September and I would feel that anyone who has concerns should take up this wonderfully generous promotion. Dr James Milne is a consultant dermatologist who specialises in moles and skin cancer and is available at sk:n on the first Monday of each month.

Peace of mind is worth its weight in gold....

To book your free consultation please call:

0800 028 7222 or visit www.skinclinics.co.uk

13 Montpellier Walk, GL50 1SD.