Cancer charity offering advice and information at Honiton Show

PUBLISHED: 11:30 15 July 2016 | UPDATED: 08:43 20 July 2016

Dr Tony Downs of the RD&E doing free mole checks with Force at the show. Ref mhh 2051-32-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Dr Tony Downs of the RD&E doing free mole checks with Force at the show. Ref mhh 2051-32-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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For the third year running, Force Cancer Charity’s stand will also include a mole check clinic.

Force Cancer Charity will again be at this year’s Honiton Show with a team of experts on hand to give help, advice and information to anyone affected by cancer.

For the third year running, the charity’s stand will also include a mole check clinic.

A team of dermatology specialists, led by consultant Dr Tony Downs, will be there to offer confidential help and advice.

Hundreds of people took advantage of a free health check from the team in 2014 and 2015.

Most had the all-clear, but a number of possible melanomas, basal cell carcinomas and cases of actinic keratosis (sun damage) were identified.

The team is particularly keen to see members of the farming community for whom chronic exposure to the sun is an occupational hazard.

They will also signpost people to the variety of services on offer at FORCE’s Support and Information Centre in the grounds of the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

This year’s show will be held at Honiton Showground on Thursday, August 4.

The event attracts more than 20,000 visitors, over 1,000 livestock entries and in excess of 400 trade exhibitors, making it one of the largest business and social events in East Devon.

For details about the show, visit www.honitonshow.co.uk


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