Many people are going to the GP for minor skin conditions that can easily be treated on their own, but before you go, make sure you know the guidelines for when referral is needed.
Skin cancer is usually caused by the sun and can be treated with effective skin cancer treatments if it is caught early. However, many people do not realize they have skin cancer until it has progressed significantly. If you are concerned about the appearance of a mole or skin lesion, go to the skin cancer clinic and consult with a professional GP.
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There are several ways to protect your skin from the sun, including using sunscreen every day, wearing protective clothing when outdoors and avoiding direct exposure to the sun whenever possible. Early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers is important for successful treatment outcomes.
You can make an appointment with a general practitioner (GP) who is better equipped to diagnose and treat skin lesions. Second, try to find out what the lesion is and whether it's benign or cancerous. If the lesion is benign, your GP may be able to treat it with topical treatments such as creams or ointments. If the lesion is cancerous, your GP may refer you to a dermatologist for further treatment.