Skin Cancer Checks

With many thousands of new cases diagnosed annually, Skin Cancer, including malignant melanoma, is the most common form of cancer in Australia. Although Skin Cancer is extremely prevalent, it is not usually lethal and has a high recovery rate, when diagnosed early and accurately.

The early changes of skin cancers are often subtle, with accurate diagnosis requiring years of experience examining skin lesions.

The Doctors at Skin Doctor SA, have decades of experience with Skin Cancers. This experience is augmented by the use of latest technologies to assist with assessments, monitoring, and treatments. There is a number of treatments we offer, including:

  • Dermoscopy
  • Digital, Computerised Imaging
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Radiowave Surgery

The Doctors or Melanographers will assess your skin comprehensively for existing or potential skin cancers. If a lesion looks suspicious they will image the lesion using a  Dermatoscope for closer computer-enhanced examination. Should suspicious features be identified, the image will be stored for monitoring at a later stage, biopsy the lesion for laboratory assessment, or arrange for excision.

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Except for melanomas, Skin Cancers usually arise in skin which has been extensively sun-damaged over many years.

Our Doctors are extremely well-equipped to advise you on the options for reversing some of the ravages of sun and age on your skin, to make your skin look fresher, smoother, and younger.

Thinning and wrinkling of skin, rough scaly texture, mottled brown or red blotching, and facial blood vessels can all be markedly improved with the wide range of treatments and skin products available at Skin Doctor SA in Semaphore.

Ask about the options suitable for your skin when you have your Skin Cancer and mole check.

A lifetime of sun exposure, and passage of time takes its toll on your skin.

Skin Cancer Information

Understanding Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Identification Poster

10 Myths About Sun Protection

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)

Your Guide to Early Melanoma

Melanoma Question and Answer

Early Signs of Melanoma