Symptoms

Have You Noticed:

  • 1
    A skin sore that will not heal?
  • 2
    A new unusual looking mole?
  • 3
    A mole that has changed colour, size or shape?
  • 4
    A spot that has started to itch or bleed?
  • 5
    Lumps or spots on the skin that bleed easily when touched?
  • 6
    Crusty or scaly spots on the skin?

If you have any of the symptoms listed above contact us for an urgent appointment.

Early detection of skin cancer
saves lives! 3


How it Works

What happens during a Skin Check?

At the initial consultation the doctor will take your history, examine you and suggest an appropriate treatment.

Prevention

Skin cancer can be prevented. Review protection tips on how to protect your skin.

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Sun Spots

Actinic keratoses (AKs) are small, red, rough, scaly, flat spots that feel like dry skin patches. They often occur on sun-exposed areas, such as the nose, ears, face, chest, forearms, and back of the hands. Other common names include AK, AKs, solar keratosis, precancers, and pre-skin cancers.

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UV Alert

Skin Cancer

FACT: 2 out of 3 Australians will develop skin cancer. 2


Keep an eye on your skin's health and specifically be aware of any changes.

Look for danger signs of Melanoma by remembering your ABCDEFGs.

It is our priority to ensure any suspicious lesions on your skin are detected early. We recommend an annual head to toe skin check to screen, monitor and to identify any changes in the skin.

Book an appointment now if it has been over 12 months since you have had your skin checked.

Your skin's health is our priority.



Be aware of the three main types of skin cancer:

Melanoma

Most Serious form of skin cancer
  • Melanoma will quickly spread to others parts of the body
  • When detected and treated in its early stage Melanoma is almost always treatable
  • If melanoma is not treated it is often fatal

Early stage melanoma may be completely removed at the initial biopsy with no further treatment required. For a melanoma that has grown into the skin, a larger amount of tissue (skin) is required to be excised to ensure all the cancer cells have been removed.


Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)

The most commonly found cancer on the skin. It is the least dangerous skin cancer however it is crucial these spots are still checked by a doctor.

  • Appears as small fleshy bumps or nodules
  • Generally found on the head and neck but can establish on other parts of the skin
  • Will spread locally causing tissue destruction, pain and disfigurement

BCC may be treated either by cryotherapy or excision, laser therapy and topical medications. Advanced Surgical and Skin Cancer will advise of the most appropriate treatments.


Squamous Cell Carcinomas (SCC)

Appear on the skin as nodules or red, scaly patches.
  • Generally found on the head and neck but can establish on other parts of the skin
  • Will spread locally causing tissue destruction, pain and disfigurement
  • Over 95% of skin cancers can be successfully treated if found early. 1

SCC can be completely removed with relatively minor surgery or occasionally with topical medication. If let unattended SCC may spread to other parts of the body.