Consultant Dermatologist Dr Christian Aldridge has worked with Melanoma UK skin cancer charity in securing a specialist piece of equipment for the health board that provides full body mapping which detects skin cancer earlier.

The equipment called ‘FotoFinder BodyStudio ATBM’ accurately monitors mole changes in those patients with hundreds of moles. This is a significant addition to our armament towards fighting skin cancer, and more importantly, picking up changes early on.

Dr Aldridge said: “I am delighted that we were fortunate enough to secure this equipment at Cwm Taf.  This will allow us to take a more accurate picture of our patients’ skin and in less time.  This means any treatment the patient may require can be started sooner.

“I would like to thank Melanoma UK for supplying us with the equipment and to our medical illustration department for their support.”

Gill Nuttall, Chief Executive from Melanoma UK said: “Melanoma UK is delighted to have been able to provide this equipment.

“We believe that early diagnosis is extremely important and the Fotofinder will help to play a significant role.  We are very grateful to our supporters and fundraisers who have helped us to make this happen”.