Skin Cancer Checks

A Vital Preventive Measure

Skin cancer is a prevalent and potentially life-threatening condition that affects millions of people worldwide. A skin cancer screening is a crucial preventive tool designed to detect skin cancer in its earliest and most treatable stages. While it may seem like a straightforward process, understanding the importance of regular skin cancer screenings is key to safeguarding your health.

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What is a Skin Cancer Check?

A skin cancer screening check involves a thorough examination of your skin by a qualified healthcare professional.During the screening, the doctor carefully inspects your skin, looking for any suspicious moles, lesions, or irregularities. FotoFinder, latest digital image technology, to assess and monitor your moles.

Why is it important?

Early Detection

Skin cancer, when caught early, is highly treatable. Regular yearly screenings can help identify skin cancers at their earliest stages, significantly improving the chances of successful treatment and survival. Get more information regarding diagnosis, treatment of melanomas and other types of skin cancer from Cancer Council.

Preventive Health

Skin cancer screening is not just about detecting cancer; it’s also a proactive measure to prevent its development. Identifying precancerous lesions allows for timely intervention, reducing the risk of cancer progression.

Risk Assessment

Your doctor will evaluate your personal risk factors for skin cancer, such as family history, sun exposure, and skin type. This information guides them in creating a tailored plan for your skin health, including recommendations for sun protection and lifestyle changes

Peace of Mind

Regular skin cancer screenings provide peace of mind for individuals with a history of skin cancer or those at higher risk. Knowing that you are actively monitoring your skin health can alleviate anxiety and promote overall well-being

Education

Screenings offer an opportunity for healthcare providers to educate you about skin cancer prevention and early detection techniques. You can learn to perform self-examinations between screenings, enhancing your involvement in your own health.

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What to Expect?

Your Skin Cancer Screening will always be performed by a Skin Cancer Doctor with Advanced Certification in skin cancer detection and management.
Screening Time: 10 minutes to 20 minutes

Skin Cancer Screening

When you visit our skin cancer clinics for a skin cancer check, you will be required to undress to your undergarments for a complete examination. You will not be required to remove your bra or underwear. The doctor will methodically assess every section of your skin, closely examining every mole, freckle, or other abnormality they may believe to be suspicious. The most advanced magnifying and digital imaging technology will be used to assess your skin. Any suspicious moles or freckles will be digitally photographed under high magnification for further analysis.

Your Skin Cancer Doctor will discuss the results of screening with you and advise what needs to be done next. Depending on the results of screening and the urgency of management, a biopsy or excision may be offered to you on the day or booked for a later time. You will always be advised of the next steps for management. If you wish, we can communicate your results to your usual treating General Practitioner.

If there are no concerning lesions, you will be offered rescreening as per guidelines based on your risk of future cancer. All your questions regarding your screening will be answered, and skin cancer prevention measures will be advised.

Preparation For Skin Cancer Screening

  • Wear loose clothing that can be removed easily. You will not be required to remove your underwear or bra. Any lesions in discreet areas can often be assessed by moving undergarments to the side. A nurse chaperone is available to assist if this is required.
  • Ensure that your hair and skin are clean and not oily for examination and hygiene.
  • Wear thongs or easily removable footwear, as we will examine the bottom of the feet, your toenails, and between toes.
  • Do not wear any fake tan, make-up (including lipstick), or nail polish.
  • Do not use any hair products on the day, as your hair needs to be easily parted to examine your scalp.

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