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In general, skin cancer occurs when the growth of abnormal skin cells gets ‘out of control’. Skin cancer usually affects the skin’s outermost layer (the epidermis) and it’s down to damaged DNA that leads to abnormal cells mutating into malignant tumors. Although skin cancer can develop on any area of the body, more often than not, it affects places that are frequently exposed to the sun. This is because UV rays (emanating from the sun) are the most common cause of damage to the skin’s cells


Basal Cell Carcinomas (BCC), or ‘rodent ulcers’, form in the basal cells of the epidermis. This type of skin cancer is usually found on the face, neck, scalp, ears, back and shoulders and can develop from both consistent long-term sun exposure, and irregular intense intervals. This is the most common form of skin cancer and can become quite serious if left untreated as it can grow larger and deeper.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) forms in the squamous cells in places such as: the ears, face, hands, neck and scalp – the areas where age spots and wrinkles are more likely to appear. This is the second most common form of skin cancer, which can also become quite serious if it goes undetected, and can spread elsewhere in the body.

Malignant melanoma develops in the melanocyte cells where melanin (the brown skin pigment) is formed. This is the most severe type of skin cancer that can form anywhere on the body, although it appears in areas other that are most frequently exposed to the sun It presents as a freckle or mole which suddenly gets larger, bumpier, darker or irregular in shape. Malignant melanoma starts in the epidermis, but can spread deeper to middle layers of the skin (the dermis), causing the cancer to become more invasive and may spread elsewhere in the body. With this type of cancer prompt diagnosis and treatment is of paramount importance.


At Chester Cosmetic Surgery Miss Breahna will assess any skin irregularity in-depth whilst investigating the possibility of skin cancer. Treatment often entails an excision procedure if an abnormal lesion is suspected to be malignant, which will be sent away for testing. If further treatment is required this will be discussed with the patient and an appropriate plan put in place.


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About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery

Ms Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

Anca performs a wide range of Hand Surgery & Skin Surgery and Aesthetic Breast, Body and Face Surgery,

Anca Breahna - Female Plastic Surgeon in Chester UK

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in the region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care. It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has mainly been undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK and has worked Internationally to further extend her qualifications and training.

The team at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery looks forward to meeting you and will treat you with respect, consideration, and empathy.

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