In Australia, we have the highest rate of skin cancer in the world.
Those who have never had a skin check before or who have risk factors are recommended to see one of our skin cancer doctors as soon as possible.
Risk factors include:
- Sunburns in the past, particularly at a young age and if severe such as causing blisters
- A relative who has had a melanoma, or other forms of skin cancer
- A fair skin that burns easily
- A past history of skin cancer of any type
- Large number of moles
Skin cancers can appear even on areas of the body that are not exposed to the sun.
At your Skin Cancer Check Appointment with us:
Your risk factors will be assessed and explained to you.
Suspicious moles will be identified and explanation will be provided.
A plan of action will be advised and a full explanation of what you require as a next step will be given.
Fees: The skin cancer doctors at our clinic charge the normal consultation fee.
A skin check normally takes our standard 15-20 minute consult.
If you have a high mole count then it may be a longer consult.
Several studies have shown that doctors trained in the use of dermoscopy have a high degree of accuracy in detecting skin cancers.
Any lesion which appears to be suspicious will be noted and explained to the patient. Our doctors will discuss with the patient whether there is a need for a biopsy (where a small part of the lesion is sent for pathological examination) or excision (where the lesion is removed).
Skin Cancer Checks are pain-free and easy.
If you have noticed changes, then book an appointment with our doctors who can examine and explain more.