Email Dr Varma

Skin Cancer - A big problem

Read our Facial basal cell carcinoma publication in the BMJ (free)

For Q&A on skin cancer click here.

Skin cancer is increasing in almost every fair skinned population worldwide. There are several reasons for this but probably the main reasons are increased sun exposure recreationally and at work, longer lifespan and better detection. Most skin cancers can be cured.

In the UK there are approximately 100,000 cases of skin cancer of which around 75,000 are basal cell carcinoma.

There are approximately 13,000 melanomas diagnosed a year and 2000 deaths

A lot of skin cancer could be avoided by avoiding sunbed in sun tan parlours and through the use of appropriate clothing such as broad brimmed hats and long sleeve clothing and sunscreens.

Early detection helps improve cure rates

Skin cancer incidence CRUK

Skin cancer CRUK

 

 

 
  Appointments
A-Z patient info leaflets
Acne Nottingham
Acne, Isotretinoin, Roaccutane
Acne in the over 40s
BCC
BCC treatment
Biography / Publications
Bloke in "chippy" saved my sight
Bowen's disease / IEC
BSDS
Contact / Appointments
Cysts
Early detection of skin cancer
Efudix
Eyelid Skin Cancer / BCC
Facial basal cell carcinoma
Golfers and skin cancer
Guidelines
Hair Loss
Home / Introduction
IEC / Bowen's disease
In the news
Imiquimod / Aldara
Is this mole a skin cancer
Keratoacanthoma
Laser Treatment
Lentigo Maligna

Links

Louise Sumner skincare
Melanoma
Melanoma Diagnosed
Mohs surgery
Mohs surgery in pictures
Moles and mole checks
Nottingham Dermatologist
Nottingham Nurse Surgery Course
Notts CCC screening 2004-16
Oregon Health & Sciences Univ PDT = Photodynamic therapy
Prevention of Skin Cancer
Profile / Publications
Red Faces
Rosacea
SCC
SKCIN
Skin cancer
Skin cancer charity
Skin cancer checks
Tacrolimus
Talks
Treatments I do / don't do
War Veterans and skin cancer
Warts
 
 
  © Dr Sandeep Varma Ltd. 2017
Site by Wizbit