Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world. More than 11,500 Australian men and women are diagnosed with a melanoma each year, and an estimated
434,000 people are treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancers. Skin cancer accounts for over 80% of all new cases of cancer diagnosed in Australia
each year. Luckily, skin cancer is almost entirely preventable and if detected early, most skin cancers are successfully treated.
It is recommended by the Cancer Council of Australia that you become familiar with the look of your skin so you can pick up any changes. These changes are difficult to assess, so having your skin checked regularly by a skin cancer trained doctor may assist in identifying any suspicious lesions.
If you currently have signs that are of concern, having a skin check immediately can assist in early detection of possible skin cancer or simply put your mind at ease that you have nothing to worry about.
Signs to look out for include:-
Having a full body skin check means you can screen key areas of your body that you don’t necessarily have easy visual access to – for example your back.
By using the latest high resolution dermoscopy equipment we can view structures below the surface of the skin that are invisible to the naked eye. This can help in the early detection of possible skin cancers.