Why get a skin cancer check?
Melanoma is a dangerous cancer that kills nearly two thousand Australians every year. If caught early though, most melanoma deaths can be prevented. Regular skin cancer checks by an appropriately trained doctor are the best way to find an early melanoma that might otherwise remain undetected.
Some other skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are much more common than melanoma. Whilst not as dangerous as melanoma, it is important to realise that these are potentially life-threatening as well if left untreated. 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of seventy.
Regular checks can detect pre-cancerous changes, such as solar keratoses, that are caused by sun damage. These can be easily treated non-surgically before they turn into skin cancer.
If you’ve not had a skin cancer check in the last twelve months, now would be a good time for one. If you’ve had skin cancer before, especially if it was a melanoma, more frequent skin cancer checks might be appropriate.
Why choose remedy+ for your skin check?
We take advantage of the latest developments in skin cancer detection. For example, we encourage our patients to have digital images taken of any significant moles. If you have numerous moles, we take systematic full-body images.
These images by themselves are not useful in making a diagnosis of skin cancer (that’s our doctor’s job). When a series of images is taken over time though, the subtle changes of an early melanoma can be detected sooner than otherwise possible.
Our software can compare images, and aid our doctor in identifying any moles that are new or changing
Why choose remedy+ for your skin cancer treatment
We perform a range of treatments for skin cancers and pre-cancerous skin lesions, ranging from cryotherapy (freezing) to surgery, all within our well-equipped premises in Chatswood.
Our doctor has more than 20 years of experience working exclusively in skin cancer medicine and has undergone extensive training. He regularly attends appropriate clinical meetings and conferences, exceeding requirements for continuing professional development.
Being able to perform a range of surgical procedures from simple elliptical excisions to complex flaps and skin grafts, our clinic provides a one-stop solution from initial screening to comprehensive management of any skin cancers that are detected.
If you would like to learn more about this treatment before making a booking, please call 02 9411 3352 or send us an enquiry using the form below.
Shop 2, 153-157 Victoria Avenue Chatswood
Opening Hours: By Appointment Only