SKIN CANCER CLINIC – SUNSHINE COAST

Comprehensive Skin Cancer Clinic providing early detection, diagnosis, treatment and management of Skin Cancer.


Skin Checks

Comprehensive Skin Checks

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT SKIN CANCER?

  • Australia and New Zealand have the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world
  • Skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers
  • Skin cancer may develop at any age, but as we get older, the incidence of skin cancer increases
  • More than 90% of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun
  • Melanoma is the most common life-threatening cancer in the 15 to 44 year age group
  • Melanoma is the third most common life-threatening cancer in both men & women overall

WHY VISIT OUR SKIN CANCER CLINIC? 

The doctors at our skin cancer clinic offer high-quality skin checks with modern Dermoscopy equipment and surgical and non-surgical skin cancer treatment options. 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR VISIT? 

It is important that all make up, tinted foundations and nail polish is removed prior to attending your appointment.

Skin Checks are billed as per our Mixed Billing Policy, if you fall into one of our bulk billing categories your skin check will also be bulk billed.



Biopsy and Excision

Surgical and Non-Surgical Skin Cancer Treatment

WE OFFER A RANGE OF TREATMENT OPTIONS

Surgical options include:

  • Biopsy
  • Simple elliptical excision
  • Curettage and electrodessication
  • Complex closures with skin flaps and grafts

Often to tell the difference between a skin cancer and a non-cancerous skin spot, the doctor may need to take a tissue sample (biopsy) to confirm the diagnosis.  A biopsy is a quick and simple procedure that is performed in our dedicated theatre room.

Non-surgical options include:

  • Cryotherapy
  • Topical agents

Fees may apply, please check with reception staff.


Meet Our Skin Cancer Clinic Team


Apollo General Practice – Caloundra Location

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MBBS, FRACGP, Skin Cancer Medicine

Dr Dmytro Nechyporenko

Dr Dmytro Nechyporenko is an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor and holds an Advanced Clinical Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery and a Certificate of Dermoscopy from the Skin Cancer College Australasia. He has special interests in skin checks and surgical and non-surgical skin cancer treatment.

MBBCh, MSc, AMC, FRACGP

Dr Mohamed Mahmoud

Dr Mohamed Mahmoud has extensive experience in minor surgery and a special interest in skin cancer medicine and surgery with certificate of Dermoscopy and Certificate of skin cancer medicine.

Doctor

BA, BSc (Hons), MBBS, BST (RACS)

Dr David Blackburn

Dr David Blackburn has extensive experience and a special interest in skin cancer medicine and surgery.


MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Letica Figueiredo

Dr Leticia Figueiredo’s has extensive experience and a special interest in skin cancer medicine and surgery.



Lifetime Health Medical Centre – Birtinya Location

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Doctor

MBBCh, AMC, FRACGP

Dr Yasser Zeidan

Dr Yasser Zeidan has extensive experience and a special interest in skin cancer medicine and surgery.


MBBCh, MSc, AMC, FRACGP

Dr Mohamed Mahmoud

Dr Mohamed Mahmoud has extensive experience in minor surgery and a special interest in skin cancer medicine and surgery with certificate of Dermoscopy and Certificate of skin cancer medicine.



Risk Prediction Tool

Use the Scan Your Skin Risk Prediction Tool and know your score.
Risk Prediction Tool

How to Check for Skin Cancer

Here is a simple guide to help you check your skin and recognise the early signs of skin cancer.

SORE

A spot which is sore (scaly, itchy, bleeding, tender) and doesn’t heal within 6 weeks.

CHANGING

Changing in size, shape, colour or texture.

ABNORMAL

Looks different, feels different, or stands out when compared to your other spots and moles.

NEW

Has appeared on your skin recently. Any new moles or spots should be checked, especially if you are over 40.

The more of the above SCAN features a spot or mole has the more concerning it may be. (e.g. a New mole that is Changing in appearance and that is Abnormal is one that should be checked by a doctor urgently.)

Most people have made all their moles by the time they are 40. A new mole after this age is more suspicious, and the older you are the more suspicious a new mole is.

If you do find a spot or mole of concern, see your doctor for either a “spot check”, or a full skin check.

Become familiar with the spots and moles on your skin. You should check your own, and/or your partner’s, skin regularly.


CALOUNDRA LOCATION

Apollo General Practice
75 Bowman Road
CALOUNDRA  QLD  4551
Ph. 07 5438 1200
apollogp.com.au

CALOUNDRA OPENING HOURS

Monday             8.00 AM – 5.00 PM
Tuesday             8.00 AM – 5.00 PM
Wednesday      8.00 AM – 5.00 PM
Thursday           8.00 AM – 5.00 PM
Friday                 8.00 AM – 5.00 PM
Saturday            8.30 AM – 5.00 PM
Sunday               CLOSED
Public Holiday  CLOSED

CONTACT US

Phone:  07 5438 1200
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BIRTINYA LOCATION

Lifetime Health Medical Centre
67 Regatta Blvd
BIRTINYA  QLD   4575
Ph.  07 5437 6324
lifetimehealthmc.com.au

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