Skin checks are by appointment only (not by walk-in). The consult length will depend on your skin, so will vary between $70 (rebate $38.20) or $100 (rebate $72).
We are able to offer the full services of a skin cancer clinic, including excisions, removal of cysts, skin cancers and other lesions.
We can perform complicated flaps and grafts, and can perform these services on difficult body areas, including ears, nose, face, hands, lower legs etc.
To make a booking, either phone us on 8914 8080, or book online by selecting our skin cancer clinic.
Any costs for procedures will be discussed before they are undertaken.
Utilising modern detection equipment along with a wealth of experience, we are your comprehensive skin cancer clinic.
TYPE OF SKIN CANCERS
There are three types of skin cancers you should be aware of:
• Melanoma – the least common but most dangerous affecting our young Australians
• Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) – the most common but least dangerous
• Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) – somewhere in between the above two
The ABCD of melanoma detection can be a useful guide when checking your skin.
ABCD MELANOMA DETECTION GUIDE
A is for Asymmetry –
Look for spots that lack symmetry. That is, if a line was drawn through the middle, the two sides would not match up.
B is for Border –
A spot with a spreading or irregular edge (notched).
C is for Colour –
Blotchy spots with a number of colours such as black, blue, red, white and/or grey.
D is for Diameter –
Look for spots that are getting bigger.
These are some changes to look out for when checking your skin for signs of any cancer:
• New moles.
• Moles that increases in size.
• An outline of a mole that becomes notched.
• A spot that changes colour from brown to black or is varied.
• A spot that becomes raised or develops a lump within it.
• The surface of a mole becoming rough, scaly or ulcerated.