Skin Cancer Screening
About Skin Cancers
Australia has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer in the world. More than 95% skin cancers are due to sun damage on the skin. There are 3 main types of skin cancers: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma.
Most skin cancers can be treated and cured if found early. Look for:
- any crusty, non-healing sores
- small lumps that are red, pale or pearly in colour
- new spots, freckles or any moles changing in colour, thickness or shape over a period of weeks to months (especially those dark brown to black, red or blue-black in colour).
References: Cancer Council Australia
Skin Checks at Whitehorse Medical Centre
During a skin check, our experienced GP will perform a thorough, 30-minute whole body skin review. The check involves a detailed mole review using a DL3 Dermoscope (skin microscope) to find abnormal skin changes. For moles that require monitoring, photos images will be taken and recorded in your health record.
The skin check includes treatment advice of abnormal moles. At Whitehorse Medical Centre we are experienced in the treatment of abnormal skin lesions, which can be discussed at the end of your skin check. Your skin check is Medicare rebatable.
Dr Julie Wang graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1998 and has been working in general practice since 2001. She has special interest in both dermoscopy assessment and skin procedures. Dr Wang regularly attends skin related professional development education and training.
Dr Vickie Shue graduated from Monash University Australia in 1994 and has been working in general practice since1998. Dr Shue holds a Certificate in Primary care Skin Cancer Medicine (2011). She has special interest in dermoscopy assessment. Dr Shue regularly attends skin related professional development education and training.
Information we need before your booking
At the time of booking, please inform our receptionist that you would like an appointment for a Skin Check.
The comprehensive skin assessment will take about 30 minutes with one of our skin check GPs. Please discuss fees payable on the day of the skin check with our friendly receptionists.
Use the form below to enquire about Skin Cancer Screening
Please provide the following in your message:
- Dates for skin cancer screening
- Contact telephone number