Talking Points

Talking Points

Safe sun

October 31, 2017 at 3:38 pm


New evidence on safe sun exposure     There is a large amount of confusing information in the media about the benefits and dangers of sun exposure.   Too much direct sunlight can certainly increase your chances of developing skin cancer. However there is also evidence that exposure to sunlight is good for you while […]

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Melanoma risk in “sun, sea, and sangria” generation

July 18, 2016 at 10:41 pm


Melanoma risk in the “sun, sea and sangria” generation     Over the last 20 years the total number of melanoma skin cancers in the over 55s has trebled according to Cancer Research UK. This is equivalent to the incidence being 2.5 times higher in the over 55s compared with 1.6 times higher in younger […]

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I had just been told after attending the Mole Clinic at my local pharmacy that I could potentially have a melanoma on my right leg. Obviously I was very worried and upset by this and when I met Dr. Herd he did his best to try and reassure me. The mole was removed and after a few anxious weeks my results came back fine. I have since seen Dr. Herd on a regular basis over the years for annual skin check ups and I find that his calming and friendly manner gives me peace of mind.