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Skin Cancer Checks for Peace of Mind

Skin Checks

Australia’s incidence of skin cancer is one of the highest in the world. Regardless of your skin tone, we recommend all patients get checked for sun damage each year.

Your GP should immediately examine the smallest change in a freckle, mole or sunspot between annual checks.

If skin cancer is suspected, we’ll discuss your options and make recommendations based on our extensive experience. These may include:

  • Keeping a close eye on the affected area.
  • Taking a biopsy.
  • Removing the affected area with a minor skin excision.
  • Referring you to a dermatologist for further investigation.

Most skin cancers we detect are relatively harmless basal cell carcinomas (BCC) and can be easily removed, leaving only minor scarring. However, you can never be too careful when it comes to your skin.

If you have any concerns, or need a long-overdue skin check, please contact us for an appointment or book online.

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Helpful Links and Websites

  • Cancer Council
    Information and resources on preventing, detecting and treating skin cancer in Australia.
  • SunSmart
    Education on reducing skin cancer’s impact on people living in Victoria. There’s also a free app that lets you know when to slip, slop and slap in your part of the state.

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