As the East Anglia Region’s lead centre for Skin Cancer, Dermatology and Plastics thrive in their excellence in both diagnosis and management of Skin Cancers such as Melanoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Basal Cell Carcinomas as well as rare Skin cancers, such as Merkel Cell Tumours and Cutaneous Sarcoma.
The Skin Multi-Disciplinary team (MDT) are able to provide current guidelines, statistics and latest protocols for the management of Skin malignancies and take pride in chairing the weekly regional meeting. The meeting is attended by Plastic Surgeons, Oncologists, Dermatologists and Doctors of all grades as well as the Specialist Nursing Team.
All patients who are diagnosed with an advanced skin cancer such as Melanoma or a squamous cell carcinoma will be allocated a Skin Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) who will be contactable for support and will see you in clinic. Your Skin CNS will be contactable via email or phone; their contact details will be provided. The CNS will provide information and support pre and post surgery, emotional and psychological support living with a cancer and life beyond treatment and surgery.
Your pathway will vary depending on your diagnosis. You may be seen by a Dermatologist as well as a Plastic Surgeon.
The Skin MDT at the NNUH sees the largest number of skin cancers of all the hospitals in the Anglia Cancer Network. Each year it diagnoses and manages approximately:
- 350 new patients with Melanoma
- 900 new patients with Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- 3000 new patients with Basal Cell Carcinoma
A comprehensive website providing further advice and information on different types of skin cancer can be found at skincancersurgery. This website contains material produced by two of the hospital’s leading skin cancer specialists Dr Jennifer Garioch and Prof Marc Moncrieff.
|Consultant Dermatologists||Plastic Surgeons|
|Dr Jennifer Garioch||Professor Marc Moncrieff|
|Professor Nick Levell||Mr Martin Heaton|
|Mr Andrew Snelling|
|Oncologists||Skin Cancer Nurse Specialists|
|Dr Jenny Nobes||Beverley Underwood 01603 288128|
|Dr Gill Gray||Gemma Hewitt 01603 288224|
|Lesley Hawkes 01603 288224|
|Kayley Gough 01603 288224|
|Histopathologist||Oncology Nurse Specialist|
|Dr Arjun Ramaiya||Graham Dilks 01603 288113|
|Dr Clare Beadsmoore|
Patient Support Services
Other Support Services
- Macmillan Cancer Support and Skin Cancer
- Macmillan Benefits Advice Service Local advisors who can give support and information regarding money worries.
- Big C Cancer Charity Support and Information Centre The Big C offers many complimentary therapies, financial and emotional support, and support groups for people affected by all types of cancer.
- British Skin Foundation
- Cancer Research UK
- CLIC Sargent
- Melanoma Focus: 08008 801 077
- Diphencyprone Cream for the treatment of melanoma metastases
- Cancer Registration: Why it matters and what you need to know.
- Melanoma Information Stage 1A
- Melanoma Information Stage 1B – 2C
- Melanoma Information Stage 3/4
- British Association of Dermatologists – Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) (bad.org.uk)
The Skin Cancer Research Fund is part of the hospital charity and is dedicated to raising funds for the benefit of skin cancer patients at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.