Skin Cancer Clinic

Skin cancer is the one of the most common cancers in Australia. More than two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. About 2,000 Australians die from skin cancer each year. It’s also one of the most preventable cancers and highly treatable when found early.

Here you'll find dermatologists' expertise to help you prevent and find skin cancer, along with information to help you make informed-treatment decisions.

What to expect during a skin check

  • The skin is examined with a magnifying lamp first, and then a dermoscopy (hand held microscope) is used for analysis.
  • Treatment depends on the biopsy results.
  • Some skin cancers can be treated with cryotherapy, surgical excisions or special cancer creams.
  • Separate appointments are usually required.

Learn more about types of skin cancer here -

When to get a skin check

You should have a professional skin check once a year.

What to look for:

  • New moles
  • Moles that increase in size
  • Irregular outline of a mole
  • A spot that changes colour
  • Moles that itch or tingle
  • Moles that bleed

If you are even slightly worried about a spot on your skin, book in to see a practitioner. Found early, skin cancer is highly treatable.