Worried about a dodgy mole or unusual lesion?
A new Cork clinic is offering annual digital screening with digital 3D imaging and AI technology, allowing for early detection of melanoma and other common skin cancers, which can greatly improve prognosis.
Rose Clinic – a clinician-led medical screening service to screen and map skin moles and lesions – has just opened on Penrose Wharf in Cork City Centre, with plans to open another new facility in Limerick.
Lead clinician Professor H. Paul Redmond is the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Cork University Hospital Group. His special interest is in surgical oncology, and his work is focused on cancer awareness, screening and prevention.
Rose Clinic also employs a team of experienced practitioners including surgeons, doctors and melanographers.
‘13,000 new cases a year’
“Skin cancer is now the most common cancer in Ireland with over 13,000 new cases diagnosed each year.” said Professor Redmond.
“In our clinics, we have seen far too many late presentations, or people who have ignored issues for too long. That is a problem that has become particularly acute after lockdown.
“With Rose Clinic, we are giving people an option to self refer to check their skin, and to identify any issues of concern. As we move into the summer months, people will expose their skin more and perhaps become more aware of changes that need to be checked. We know that screening for cancer works, and Rose Clinic is deploying the latest technology to identify issues of concern.”
The clinic also offers mole removal through minor surgery, non-surgical removal of lesions, and a range of other treatments for skin-related conditions. These include pigmentation, acne, fine lines and wrinkles, rosacea, and skin tags.