Diagnosing melanoma and skin cancer
takes training and expertise.
Always see an expert.
Dr Jonathan Bowling introduced and pioneered training in the use of dermoscopy for skin cancer diagnosis in the UK. Since his first course in 2002 over 1000 UK dermatologists, plastic surgeons and GPs have been trained in dermoscopy.
In 2005 Jonathan opened a mole screening clinic in Oxford and following demand he opened his second mole clinic in London at the prestigious Cadogan Clinic. He receives referrals from local GPs and consultant colleagues from across the UK and overseas. He has extensive links with skin cancer specialists from Australia, Europe, North and South America and regularly receives referrals from them.
Due to demand and for convenience he is happy for members of the public wishing mole screening to book direct into any of his clinics.
Over the last 2 years Dr Bowling has performed multiple free mole screening events in London's leading pharmacies. These events provide the public with clear advice on how to check their moles and to recognise signs that could relate to skin cancer.
Dermatologists are skin experts. A dermatologist trained in dermoscopy is the right person to see if you are concerned about your moles or worried about skin cancer. Doctors trained in dermoscopy detect melanoma earlier whilst also removing fewer benign moles. This means and increased diagnostic accuracy whilst at the same time reducing unnecessary skin surgery and therefore fewer surgical scars.
Early melanoma is 100% curable. If you are worried bout your moles seek an expert opinion - it could be your most important decision this year.
Dr Jonathan Bowling has lectured extensively on skin cancer diagnosis across the UK and Europe. He has recently dedicated more time to improving diagnostic accuracy for GPs. In addition to quarterly GP education evenings he has developed bespoke training courses that help GPs diagnose melanoma earlier whilst at the same time reducing the burden of unecessary referrals to secondary care. This has been greatly received by GP practices across the Southern England.
Dr Jonathan Bowling's courses have been attended by over 50% of British Dermatologists. His course is a recognised course for dermatology trainees and addresses the key learning objectives for dermoscopy in the UK dermatology curriculum. Course content is regularly updated and improved.
Any clinician involved in skin lesion diagnosis would benefit from training in dermoscopy.
For more information on skin cancer diagnosis visit the website www.dermoscopy.co.uk.