SKIN CANCER AND MOLE CHECKS
At Bellbird Medical Centre we provide a comprehensive skin cancer screening and management service. Our team of experienced doctors are able to identify suspicious moles and other skin lesions . We assess all forms of sun damage, including skin cancers such as melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and solar keratosis.
Why should you have a skin check-up?
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. For that reason, it’s extremely important to be vigilant about your skin and to have regular check-ups. The sooner a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better the prognosis.
How often should you have a skin check-up?
We recommend having a skin check-up once a year. If you are concerned about a mole or lesion that has changed in appearance, please make an appointment to see us immediately. Similarly, if someone in your family has been diagnosed with skin cancer, it may be a good idea for you to schedule a skin check-up.
During your 20-minute appointment, your doctor will undertake a detailed, full-body skin examination. Moles and suspicious skin lesions will be checked. You will be provided with a management and follow-up plan for any suspicious skin lesion.
If your doctor is concerned about a particular mole or lesion, they may suggest a biopsy to determine whether it is cancerous. This can be performed on-site at our clinic. We will take a small sample of the mole, then send it away for testing.
If the mole or lesion is malignant, our doctors can remove it on-site via surgery. We can remove most types of skin cancer or moles at our clinic. Your doctor can explain the cost, results processing time and anticipated downtime (if any) to you during your appointment.
Please make an appointment at our Bellbird Medical Centre by calling the reception.
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