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Dealing with melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and rare skin cancers.
St George’s is one of the leading skin cancer services in the country and has an international reputation for its management of melanoma, a dangerous skin cancer which can kill. We serve a local population but receive referrals from as far as the south coast.
Patients are seen in a two week rule clinic held twice a week where a diagnosis/plan is made on their future care. Where possible, surgery /biopsy is offered on the same day to help with diagnosis. From there, patients can either be reassured or referred onto the appropriate service which is run by plastic surgery and dermatology.
The service is at the forefront of cutting edge technology operating a teledermatology service with some GPs. This means that the GP can send an image of a patient’s suspicious lesion to the hospital, where it will be viewed by an experienced clinician in skin cancer. This can save patients an unnecessary visit to the hospital and expedite any necessary treatment.
Melanoma Secretary: 0208 725 1628
Switchboard: 0208 672 1255
Clinics run Monday - Friday
Melanoma clinic: every Friday 8.30-1.00pm
TWR clinic every Tuesday pm and Friday am
Combined clinic: alternate Thursday 9-1pm
Non melanoma clinic: alternate Thursday pm
Multidisciplinary management of all skin cancers offered by dermatology, plastic surgery, medical oncology and radiotherapy (from Royal Marsden Hospital).
Care offered for patients' entire journey; from early diagnosis, surgical disease, advanced disease requiring medical and clinical oncology and end of life care. Possible treatment and clinics available are:
- Two week rule clinic
- High risk clinic
- Dermatology skin cancer clinic
- Plastic surgery clinic
- Melanoma clinic
- Non melanoma clinic
- Transplant patients with skin cancer
- Mohs surgery and reconstruction
- See and treat for? Skin cancer
- Sentinel node biopsy service
- Oncology (neo and adjuvent treatment) (trials)
- Active research programme
- Electrochemotherapy for cutaneous skin metastases from breast cancer and other visceral malignancy.
- Isolated limb infusion
- Management of local disease (DCP therapy)
- End of life care
- CaPS Service (psychological support)
- Every patient allocated key worker
- Weekly MDT meeting
Multi-disciplinary team consists of:
- Medical doctors including dermatologists, plastic surgeons and medical oncologists,
- Key workers (clinical nurse specialists),
- Additional support workers,
- Clinical psychology.
St George’s also has lymphoedema service, orthotics, camaflague service, physiotherapy, occupational therapy.
Referrals can be made via the following method:
Email Suspected Cancer Referral via ERS ONLY ON PAN
TWR Office contact details:
T: 020 8725 1111
For referrals outside ERS, please email: STGH-TR.