SKIN CANCER CLINIC
We offer a Skin Cancer Clinic 5 days per week. With our advanced equipment, our dedicated procedural treatment room, and our GP’s assisted by our experienced registered nurses, we can cater to most of your skin cancer needs.
Best of all, our Skin Cancer Clinic is BULK BILLED.
Please phone for an appointment, or if booking on-line, book with Dr Richard Chang.
TYPE OF SKIN CANCERS
There are three types of skin cancers you should be aware of:
- Melanoma – the least common but most dangerous affecting our young Australians
- Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) – the most common but least dangerous
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) – somewhere in between the above two
The ABCD of melanoma detection can be a useful guide when checking your skin.
ABCD MELANOMA DETECTION GUIDE
A is for Asymmetry –
Look for spots that lack symmetry. That is, if a line was drawn through the middle, the two sides would not match up.
B is for Border –
A spot with a spreading or irregular edge (notched).
C is for Colour –
Blotchy spots with a number of colours such as black, blue, red, white and/or grey.
D is for Diameter –
Look for spots that are getting bigger.
These are some changes to look out for when checking your skin for signs of any cancer:
- New moles.
- Moles that increases in size.
- An outline of a mole that becomes notched.
- A spot that changes colour from brown to black or is varied.
- A spot that becomes raised or develops a lump within it.
- The surface of a mole becoming rough, scaly or ulcerated.