Time for a skin check?
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.
With a range of expertise and skills, our highly skilled doctors take an interest in the health of your skin. It means that our doctors can manage skin lesions from skin cancers to warts, skin tags and much more.
If you are worried or unsure about a lesion on your skin, make an appointment with one of our doctors through MyHealth Medical Centre by calling 02 8197 3388.
In-house facilities / services to treat and manage a large range of skin lesions.
- Skin Checks – this is a thorough top to toe examination searching for lesions of particular interest. These are further examined with a dermatoscope that provides high definition magnification. If the lesion is suspicious, our doctors will discuss the next step options such as a biopsy.
- Cryotherapy – we use medical grade high power liquid nitrogen to freeze remove lesions with minimal blasts.
- Electrocautery – using a diathermy device such as those equipment used in operating theatres, applied under controlled conditions.
- Biopsy – there are different kinds that can be performed depending on the lesion. Types include punch biopsies, excision biopsies and shave biopsies. Biopsies allow tissue sample to be taken and processed in the laboratory to given further information about suspicious lesions such as whether they may be cancerous.
- Excisions – are performed by our skilled doctors to remove skin lesions such as skin cancers. They are performed by our doctors using professionally treated sterile equipment. Our doctors take the utmost care paying attention to optimise clinical outcomes as well as optimise cosmetic appearance.
Is my mole suspicious?
Melanomas can have a variety of appearances. View the DermNet NZ guide to melanoma for more informtation.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Basal Cell Carcinomas
What is cancer?
Cancer can occur when cells divide abnormally in an uncontrolled way.
How does skin cancer develop and spread?
Skin cancer can occur when the genetic material in a cell becomes abnormal, such as via damage by UV light from excessive sun exposure. The cancer can invade deeper into the tissue and affect a larger area or travel to other areas of the body if systems such as the lymphatic system become involved. Depending upon the type of skin cancer the time it takes for a skin cancer to spread can vary from slow to relatively rapid.
What causes skin cancer?
In Australia, UV rays from light can damage cells and start the process of transformation of normal cells to cancerous cells. Sunburns increase the risk of melanoma.
How many Australians get skin cancer?
11,570 new melanomas were diagnosed in 2011. It was estimated to rise to 12,960 over a year. Skin cancer is predicted to be responsible for over 10% of all new cancer diagnoses
Is my mole suspicious?
View the Cancer Council of Australia guide to determine whether a mole is suspicious.
Fees (for valid Medicare card holders)
SKINCHECK – $33.30 out of pocket expense
Charged $105, rebate $71.70 ($105 less $71.70 = $33.30)
BIOPSY or EXCISION – $80 out of pocket expense
For non Medicare card holders or any other information please call (02) 8197 3388.
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