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Coleridge Medical Centre Charity Mole Check raises £1600 for Cancer Research UK

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Dr. Antony Downs and Dr. Nigel de Souza, GP partner in association with the Lions Club, held a Mole Check event on Saturday 13th July at Coleridge Medical Centre, Ottery St Mary near Exeter in aid of Cancer Research UK.

160 people were seen and over £1600 was raised for Cancer Research UK in one morning. It was a fantastic team effort helping to raise awareness and a significant sum towards the fight against skin cancer.

The team put in a great deal of work to host the event but it was very much worth it, with lots of appreciative patients, and a number of skin cancers identified which are now on course for treatment.

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.

Over the past four years, annual charity mole check in aid of Cancer Research UK held at Exeter Medical has become a firm favourite amongst our regular customers and members of the general public.

Dr Anthony Downs Exeter Consultant Dermatologist & skin expert Devon

2019 proves no different as our mole check event returns to Exeter Medical, Admiral House, Exeter Business Park on Saturday 1st June 2019 from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

If you have a particular mole you are worried about Dr Downs and our dermatology team will assess you on the day in exchange for a minimum donation of £10 to Cancer Research UK. Anyone needing to access treatment will quickly receive the necessary advice and support either from their GP or Exeter Medical.

Exeter Medical would like to build on the success of last year’s mole check whereby 174 members of the public were assessed and £2,340 raised to support the work carried out by Cancer Research UK.

Early diagnosis is so important so drop by on Saturday 1st June 2019, no appointments are necessary and everyone is welcome to attend!