Skin Cancer Clinic & Skin Checks - Cranbourne
What is Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancers in Australia. Nearly 1 in 3 people are likely to have skin cancer above the age of 50. It can be caused by excessive sun exposure, tanning, or weak immune systems.
Why should you get checked?
Skin cancer is considered as a preventable disease. But if you do develop it, finding it early is key to treating and successfully curing it. Skin cancer check & screening is the best way to diagnose melanoma and other skin cancers early, when they’re the easiest to treat.
It is not always easy to know the difference between a benign mole and cancer. Bulk billed skin cancer checks can help you find out if it’s just your average mole or something more serious. Our bulk billing skin cancer clinic & skin cancer doctors are trained to detect abnormal skin spots early on so they may be easier to treat when caught in their earliest stages of development.
We offer bulk billing, so there’s no need to worry about cost when getting your skin checked for any signs of sun damage. Plus, we also offer a range of treatments, including laser therapy and chemical peels which will help reduce the appearance and number of spots on your body or face. It’s never too late to take care of yourself!
There are several types of skin cancers. The most common types include:
- Basal Cell Carcinoma(BCC): Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that grows slowly and rarely spreads to other parts of the body. It usually takes years for this form of cancer to become more aggressive but it can be detected with an irregular spot on the skin.
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma(SCC): Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that does not typically spread to other parts of the body, unlike melanomas. Squamous cells are likely found in areas where sun exposure has been prolonged such as scalp or ears and may cause irregular spots on the skin like moles.
- Melanoma: Melanoma is a type of skin cancer which makes up only 2% of all cancers, but it’s also one of the deadliest types because it can spread so quickly and grow in just two weeks. It begins when cells on your body mutate to form abnormal moles or patches; these are called melanomas, and they’re mostly found where you spend more time exposed to sun such as face, neck, arms or legs.
The best way to protect yourself from skin cancer is to avoid being in the sun for too long and wear sunscreen when outside for extended periods of time. If you think you might have skin cancer then see one of our skin doctors immediately for a skin cancer check because they will be able to diagnose it properly and give treatment options if necessary.
We offer bulk billing at our skin cancer checks at cranbourne medical and skin clinic.
What Are Sunspots?
Sunspots are a type of skin lesions that can be caused by overexposure to the sun’s UV rays. They’re usually harmless, but it’s important to have them checked out by a professional to rule out melanomas as some melanomas start off as a sunspot.. If you notice anything unusual on your body or face, make an appointment with one of our clinics today!
Importance of regular skin checks
If skin cancer is caught early, it is one of the easiest cancers to cure. The best way to become aware of this cancer is a routine skin cancer check by your doctor. Checking your skin routinely can help you spot melanomas or other types of cancerous growths on your skin.
Find out more about how we can help you with your skin cancer needs today.
Our Skin cancer clinic & professionals are constantly updating the treatment process to stay ahead of the latest trends in diagnosis and management of skin cancer. Our doctors have vast experience in the field of Skin Cancer screening and management.
If you’re looking for bulk billed skin cancer checks or just want peace of mind then come see us today! We’ll be happy to answer any questions about our services or give advice about what’s best for your specific situation.
Our skin cancer consult is reduced/mixed billing, We look forward to seeing you!