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Skin Cancer Check

  1. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Around two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 7.

  2. Australia has one of the highest rates of Melanoma (around 13,000 a year).

  3. Early detection is very important.

  4. Most skin cancer can be successfully treated if it is found early.

Skin Cancer Australia

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ARE YOU AT RISK OF SKIN CANCER?

  1. It’s your doctor’s job to diagnose skin cancer, but you will know better than anyone else.

  2. If something on your skin is Sore, Changing, Abnormal or New.

 

SCAN YOUR SKIN:

Remember – together with sun protection, early detection is your best defense against skin cancer. Complete the online risk prediction tool to calculate your skin cancer risk.

www.scanyourskin.org/risk-prediction-tool/

How to check your skin?

  • Most GP's needs to have extra training to be able to check your skin and get accredited to safely check patients

  • The GP uses a device called dermatoscope. The Dermatoscope magnifies the skin and makes it easier in trained hands to diagnose Melanoma and Non Melanoma Skin cancer.

  • There are handheld dermatoscopes and digital dermatoscopes (like Mole Map system).

  • Photography is sometimes recommended for high risk patients to monitor skin lesion.

  • You need to wear comfortable clothes and wear no make up

  • The full Skin check using a handheld can take between 30-40 minutes.

 

  • Appointments are only made by calling the clinic, private fees apply.

The Doctor's Role

What a beautiful weather and it’s time to enjoy the sun. Skin care is very important. Here are some tips to stay safe!
  1. Check the website SunSmart.com.au for the UV radiation and always use sunscreen SPF30+

  2. Be SunSmart! Don't forget Slip! Slop! Slap! Seek & Slide

  3. Look for any new skin lesions, any lesion which is changing in colour, size or shape. Or if the lesion starts to be painful, itchy or bleeding.

  4. Have a regular skin check.

Enjoy the sun and get Vitamin D and stay safe.

Skin Cancer Prevention

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