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Charity mole/skin check with Honiton Lions

In association with the Lions charity in Honiton Dr Tony Downs, Consultant Dermatologist carried out a mole/skin check for the local East Devon population on Saturday 21 May 2022.

Over 100 people were seen throughout the morning raising money for the Honiton Lions charity that supports many local ventures in and around Honiton and East Devon.

Dr Tony Downs Dermatologist at Lions Charity mole-skin check at Honiton, Devon

A number of probable melanomas and non-melanoma skin cancers were identified at this event and these will proceed to hospital NHS surgery through their local GPs.

Melanoma is the 7th commonest cancer and Devon and Cornwall has four times the national average.

Getting your skin checked out by a competent doctor picks up potentially serious problems earlier.

A big thank you to everyone involved and to all those who attended to support this worthwhile event.

If you have any concerns about your skin or a suspicious mole please get it checked by a medical professional. Look out for a mole which changes progressively in shape, size and/or colour. You can check your moles by learning the ABCDE of moles. This covers a range of features that can help you spot if a mole is becoming cancerous.

Dr. Anthony Downs runs a mole check clinic or you can upload a photo using our online form to get an initial evaluation.