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Malignant

This medical term means cancerous or having the potential to spread or be serious.

Mask of pregnancy

See Melasma. Excessive pigmentation across the forehead and cheeks. Sometimes known as the 'mask of pregnancy'. This refers to excessive pigmentation across the forehead and cheeks which does not fade away during the Winter months. This condition most commonly affects women, particularly women who have had children or have been put on hormone treatment. This […]

Melasma

by Dr John Ashworh Excessive pigmentation across the forehead and cheeks Sometimes known as the 'mask of pregnancy'. This refers to excessive pigmentation across the forehead and cheeks which does not fade away during the Winter months. This condition most commonly affects women, particularly women who have had children or have been put on hormone […]

Melanoma

Irregular pink brown, black or purple skin growths often arising from a pre-existing mole. Irregular pink brown, black or purple skin growths often arising from a pre-existing mole, freckle or around 50% develop from 'normal skin'. Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer and […]

Molluscum

Small shiny warty lesions showing in groups anywhere on the skin. These are another type of wart caused by a slightly different virus. They are not hard and scaley like common warts, they are soft and fleshy. They typically measure only about 0.3cm and usually affect not the fingers and feet, but soft skin. Young […]

Mole

See Naevus. The medical term for mole Flat or elevated, pink brown or darker skin lesions usually growing during the first, second and third decades of life. Patients with many naevi (for example over 50) do need to be highly self-observant about the possibility of malignant melanoma development. This term refers to a blemish on […]
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