How to check for the early signs of skin cancer

Skin cancer is amongst the most common types of cancers, and is widely prevalent in Australia. It is estimated that 2 out of every 3 Australians run the risk of developing skin cancer at some point in their lives. However, through early diagnosis and treatment, it is often easily cured which is why it is important to have a regular skin cancer check at a certified clinic near Blackburn. A timely check can help detect all types of skin cancers before it becomes invasive, and should be done regularly in a country like Australia, which also gets a comparatively higher UV exposure.

There are three main types of skin cancers:

  • Basal cell carcinoma, the most common type
  • Squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common type
  • Melanoma, the deadliest type

There are also other rarer forms of skin cancers that you can get checked for at our clinic near Blackburn, like Merkel cell cancers, lymphomas and sarcoma.

Almost all these cancers can be easily treated with early detection, and this is why a regular skin cancer check has the potential to save a life. The Manningham Skin Cancer clinic is located conveniently close to Blackburn, and offers a comprehensive skin cancer check which includes a skin check, screening and monitoring the skin to spot the early signs of skin cancer. We have both male and female doctors to cater for patient preferences. All our doctors are qualified to perform the skin cancer checks using advanced diagnostic technology.

When you visit our clinic to check for skin cancer, here is what you can expect.

1)      A thorough skin examination

Our doctors will do a thorough skin examination to observe for any suspicious moles or growth, or lesions that could be a sign of skin cancer. These easy and non-invasive checks are recommended every three months so that your doctor can keep a track of any changes on your skin, which could help detect skin cancer at its early stages.

2)      Skin biopsy

In certain cases where there is some existing abnormality, our doctors may remove a sample of any suspicious looking skin spot for a pathology testing, to determine the presence of skin cancer.

If you are looking for a certified and specialised skin cancer clinic near Blackburn, visit our clinic at the earliest opportunity.