The incidence of malignant melanoma, which often targets young people, is rising faster than that of any other cancer in the United Kingdom. Although much progress has been made in developing new surgical techniques and drugs to fight melanoma, in many patients it can still be a devastatingly aggressive disease. Exeter Medical is home to dermatologists and plastic surgeons who specialise in looking after patients with skin cancers, including melanoma. Last year Exeter Medical hosted a mole-check event to raise money for Cancer Research UK and we will be repeating this event in 2018. I will also be taking part in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 2018 cycling sportive to add my own support to the valuable research funded by Cancer Research UK in the battle against melanoma skin cancer.
Chris Stone, Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Director, Exeter Medical