Skin Cancer

About skin cancer

Most skin cancers are caused by skin damage that happens from exposure to the sun. The damage can happen over a long period of time or from getting sunburnt. People with a history of sunburn or overexposure to the sun in childhood also have a greater risk of developing skin cancer.

There are two main types of skin cancer – melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Each of these types has a number of variants, which require different treatment.

Symptoms for certain types of skin cancer are more likely to develop on skin that is regularly exposed to the sun, especially on the face, head and neck. These symptoms can appear as:

  • smooth and pearly
  • waxy
  • a firm, red lump or may look sunken in the middle
  • a pearly brown or black lump if you have darker skin
  • a flat, red spot that is scaly and crusty
  • a pale non-healing scar.

Read more about the symptoms of skin cancer on the Macmillan website here.

Treatment and your options at Nova Healthcare

At Nova Healthcare, we offer chemotherapy for the treatment of melanoma-type skin cancers. Our consultants are nationally recognised experts at the forefront of clinical trials and developments in this area – so you will undoubtedly be in the safest of hands.

Surgery is the main treatment for most types of skin cancer and in the case of advanced disease may be delivered in combination with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or both.

We offer the very latest in skin cancer treatments, including comprehensive and pioneering care which includes:

Receiving care at Nova means you will have a dedicated team of experts with you every step of the way, looking after your physical and emotional wellbeing. Find out more about the care we provide at Nova and our values here.

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If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, contact us or call us on 0113 206 7503.

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