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Skin Cancer Clinic

Having your skin checked regularly is the first step towards peace of mind for most of our patients. At Batavia Health we recommend having a yearly skin check with your GP who will check specific lesions with a Dermatascope.

On the day of skin check, your GP will recommend treatment if we find anything suspicious.

 
Biopsy and Mole Removal

Biopsies and Excisions are taken after the area had been numbed by a local anaesthetic, depending on the type of biopsy taken you may need to have a stitch(es) to keep the wound closed.

All removals are sent to pathology to ensure that all of the affected cells have been removed.

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. 90% of skin cancers are due to overexposure to UV light, either from the sun or solariums. The best way to survive skin cancer Is early diagnosis and treatment

What is Skin Cancer?

Skin Cancer or Skin Carcinomas are malignant, abnormal, uncontrolled growths or lesions that arise in the skin. Unfortunately they are very common, and affect 2 in 3 Australians before they turn 70.

Suspicious Moles Diagnosed

Accuracy is important when dealing with melanoma, as you don’t get a second chance. Our doctors are experienced at skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, including the following forms:

  • Actinic Keratosis

  • Atypical Moles

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma

  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma,

  • Melanoma

Head to Toe Skin Check

Our staff, advanced technology and experienced doctors will conduct a thorough examination of your skin, assessing moles using a derma scope – a device used to view the intricate structure of a mole. Moles that meet our criteria will be imaged using a specialised digital derma scope camera to create a view of the internal structure (derma scope image) and the external structure (clinical image) for subsequent medical diagnosis and comparison.

We provide a full skin cancer checking service.

As part of this service, one of our trained staff perform a systematic total body check and generates digital derma scope.

A doctor will then examine each patient to check each mole and lesion on their skin. They will discuss a treatment program if required, and advise on the best long term management and prevention.

  • Some treatment may be performed during this skin check appointment if necessary and the patient requests it.

Each total body skin check takes up to half an hour and is advised for everyone over the age of 18 on an annual basis.

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