SKIN CANCER TREATMENT IN OXFORD

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TREATING SKIN CANCER IN OXFORD.

Everything you need to know.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK, with over 400 people being diagnosed every day. If skin cancer is identified and treated quickly enough, there is a 100% chance of survival. If you are worried you may have skin cancer or have been found to have skin cancer or precancerous cells which need removing, Stratum Dermatology Clinics Oxford offer a wide range of treatments. Book an appointment with a consultant dermatologist at our Oxford clinic today to discuss your condition and the most suitable treatment options available to you.

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WHAT SKIN CANCER TREATMENTS ARE AVAILIABLE IN OXFORD?

There are a wide range of skin cancer treatments available in Oxford. During your consultation at Stratum Dermatology Clinics Oxford, your condition will be assessed by an expert consultant dermatologist who will discuss the most appropriate treatment for you. If you would like your moles checked for peace of mind, are worried you may have skin cancer or would like to discuss treatment options available to you, book a consultation today.

SINGLE MOLE CHECK

If you have a single mole which you are concerned about, it can be checked by an expert at Stratum Dermatology Clinics. The mole in question will be scanned with a dermatoscope by a specialist nurse which will then be sent to one of our consultant dermatologists to be reviewed. A digital report on the mole will be produced and you will be contacted if further investigation is needed.

FULL BODY MOLE CHECK

If you have three or more moles which you would like checking, a full body mole check is an option for you. A full review of your moles and lesions will be conducted by a consultant dermatologist using a dermascope. Should any of your moles require further investigation or removal, your consultant will advise during your appointment.

MOLE REMOVAL

Moles can develop into melanoma skin cancer which is why it is vital they are checked regularly and removed if necessary. Here at Stratum Dermatology Clinics we use safe and effective methods to remove both benign and precancerous moles in a variety of different ways including cryotherapy, laser mole removal, shave removal and excursion removal.

MOHS

Mohs surgery is an effective skin cancer treatment, most commonly used to treat basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs). The Mohs procedure works by removing the tumor gradually in small layers and examining the tissue until all the cancerous cells have been removed. This precise removal technique leaves as much healthy tissue as possible.

Excision

Small skin cancers can be removed by excision surgery. This surgery involves cutting out the cancerous cells as well as an area of healthy skin around it. This area of healthy skin is checked to ensure all the cancerous tissue has been removed. The surgery is likely to be carried out using local anaesthetic and a skin graft may be needed depending on the amount of skin removed.

Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic Therapy (PTD) is a simple, non-invasive procedure that can be used to treat precancerous skin lesions. The treatment uses topical cream and light therapy to destroy cancerous and precancerous cells but doesn’t affect healthy tissue. Traditional photodynamic therapy uses artificial light as the light source, but this treatment can also take the form of daylight photodynamic therapy where natural sunlight is used.

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy, also called cryosurgery is a skin cancer treatment which uses liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy cancerous cells. This treatment works when the cancer is small and only affects the upper layers of the skin. The liquid nitrogen is sprayed onto the cancerous cells and a scab is formed, about two weeks later the scab will fall off along with the cancerous cells. You may need a couple of treatments to fully remove the cancerous cells.

Curettage and Electrocautery

For small skin cancers, curettage and electrocautery can be used as treatment. This involves using a small blade to scrape the cancer from the body and then using heat or electricity to remove any remaining cancer cells and to stop any bleeding.

Topical Chemotherapy

A chemotherapy cream can be applied directly to the skin to treat non-melanoma skin cancers which are contained in the top layer of the skin. This treatment is applied by the patient and so can be done from home with instruction from a doctor. The cream is applied daily for around 3-4 weeks depending on the location and severity of the lesion and will make the skin sore and inflamed. The cream will have destroyed the cancerous cells and the skin is then left to heal. As only the surface of the skin is affected, you won’t experience the side effects associated with other forms of chemotherapy, such as vomiting or hair loss, however, your skin may feel sore for several weeks afterwards.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is skin cancer hereditary?

Skin cancer is not hereditary in the sense that it is passed down through a gene. However, skin type does run in families so those more likely to develop skin cancer are often in the same family.

Who is most at risk of getting skin cancer?

Men are more likely than women to develop skin cancer and it is more common in the elderly.

What factor sun cream should I use?

It is recommended to use a high factor of sunscreen no matter your skin type. SPF30 with a 4-star UVA rating during the summer is recommended for those with paler skin to stop burning but also to help prevent wrinkles and sunspots in those who don’t burn as easily.

Do sunbeds cause skin cancer?

Research shows sun beds are a significant risk factor in skin cancer.

How can I prevent developing skin cancer?

Protecting your skin is, of course, always the best course of action. The easiest ways you can do this include:

  • Wearing a waterproof, high level of SPF protection when in the sun
  • Use a daily moisturiser with SPF protection
  • Avoid the sun when it is at its strongest during the day
  • Wear a hat when in the sun
  • Sit in the shade

WHY TREAT YOUR SKIN CANCER AT STRATUM DERMATOLOGY CLINIC OXFORD?

If you are looking for a private skin cancer clinic, Stratum Dermatology Clinics have clinics nationwide offering mole checking, mole removal and skin cancer treatment. Here at Stratum Dermatology Clinics, we understand how skin conditions can negatively impact your life. We help hundreds of patients each month and our dermatology experts have a wealth of experience in the assessment, treatment and management of all types of skin cancers.

During your consultation at Stratum Dermatology Clinic Oxford, your condition will be assessed by an expert consultant dermatologist who will discuss the most appropriate treatment for you. If you would like your moles checked for peace of mind, are worried you may have skin cancer or would like to discuss treatment options available to you, book a consultation today.

Located in the heart of Oxford, and only a short 5 minute walk from Oxford train station, Stratum Dermatology Clinic Oxford is ideally placed to treat your skin cancer. We work with leading experts in the field of dermatology to ensure you have the best experience and treatment.

Stratum Dermatology Clinics are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, are part of the British Association of Dermatologists and are top rated by patients on Doctify. Both Stratum Dermatology Clinics and the consultants who work here are recognised by the main healthcare insurance providers.

HEAR FROM ONE OF OUR OXFORD PATIENTS 

I am very pleased not only with the Doctor I had my consultation and treatment with, but all of the staff I met at the Stratum Clinics Oxford. I highly and unreservedly recommend this clinic if you have skin cancer you need treating.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR OXFORD CLINIC

FINDING US

Stratum Clinics Oxford
Cantay House
38-39 Park End Street
Oxford OX1 1JD

The clinic can be accessed by rail, car, bus or by foot. The nearest parking is at Worcester Street Car Park (OX1 2BQ).

CONTACT DETAILS

0800 048 9230

01865 320 799

[email protected]

OPENING HOURS

While appointments can be made available outside usual hours in special circumstances, our core hours are:

Monday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Friday 8:30am – 5.00pm
Saturday CLOSED
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Dr Neil Walker

CONSULTANT DERMATOLOGIST
GMC: 2258764

Dr Walker graduated from Westminster Medical School, University of London in 1975. After completing a general medical training, he specialised in Dermatology, training in Cambridge and including a year as Fellow in Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He has been on the Specialist Register since May 1984.

Dr Walker pioneered both micrographic (Mohs) surgery and laser surgery in the UK and maintains an active interest in both these areas. These interests mean a significant part of his practice is the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skin cancer. Lasers have many applications in the aesthetic aspects of dermatology and this too forms an important part of the practice as well as the use of lasers for treating birthmarks and other skin conditions.

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