SKIN CANCER CLINIC SUNSHINE COAST

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 clinic? 

The doctors at Apollo GP’s skin clinic offer high-quality skin checks with modern Dermatoscopy equipment and surgical and non-surgical skin cancer treatment options. 

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.

You can book a Skin Check appointment online


Biopsy and Excision

Surgical and Non-Surgical Skin Cancer Treatment

We offer a range of treatment options for all areas of the body.

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.


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.


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