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Skin cancers have traditionally been treated with surgical excision. Skin cancer treatment is aimed at removing the whole lesion to prevent tissue destruction and disfigurement, as well as to prevent it from spreading of cancer cells to other parts of the body. Surgery is the most effective treatment option, but over the last few decades non-surgical treatments have become available. These include topical medications and photodynamic therapy.

Full Skin Check

Many skin cancers are unnoticed by the patient, and a full body skin check sometimes reveals problems that the patient was not aware of. This is why we recommend a full skin check for all patients.  The doctor will carefully inspect your skin all over, looking for abnormal skin spots with unusual shapes or colours.
If you have a spot in an area that you are concerned about then you should mention that to your doctor. Melanoma can potentially arise in areas that have not necessarily had much sun exposure.

Procedures

Our professional in-clinic procedures may involve the following:

  • Shave and Serial Curettage
  • Excision
  • Flaps
  • Full Thickness Skin Graft (FTSG)

Wound/Scar Management

  • Fully Supported by our Experience Registered Nurse
  • Ensuring the Best Cosmetic Outcome
  • Prevention and Reduction of Abnormal Scarring

The most effective management of skin cancer is early detection and treatment.

Topical Treatment

The following topical treatments are aimed at treating solar keratosis and can also be used for some superficial skin cancers quite successfully:

  • Efudex
  • Picato
  • Aldara
  • Some superficial skin cancers

Special Equipment

  • Heine Cube

PDT

  • 2 hour treatment only
  • Natural day light
  • Applied by a Registered Nurse

SOME SKIN CANCER FACTS

67

Percent of Aussies that will develop skin cancer before the age of 70

750

Thousand People treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancers each year.

80

In Australia skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers