With Australia’s incidence of skin cancer being one of the highest in the world, we recommend all patients get annual skin checks – regardless of skin tone.
Your GP should also 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 just need a long-overdue skin check, please contact us for an appointment or book online.