Have you had a recent skin check for skin cancer and Melanoma? All consultations and procedures undertaken in Skin Check clinic are fully bulk billed.
Melanoma is a disease of the skin in which cancer cells are found in the cells that colour the skin. While this cancer is usually found in adults, it is occasionally found in younger people. If a mole or pigmented area doesn’t look normal, your doctor at Warana Medical Centre can remove it for you under a local anaesthetic and send it off to be tested. This is extremely important as early detection means that your doctor can treat anything that looks suspicious earlier.
You should see your doctor if you have any of the following warning signs of melanoma: change in the size, shape, or colour of a mole; oozing or bleeding from a mole; or a mole that feels itchy, hard, lumpy, swollen, or tender to the touch. Melanoma can also appear on the body as a new mole. Screening the body for melanoma can potentially lead to earlier diagnosis, thinner tumours and less chance of death from the cancer. If you want to have your skin checked, the doctor’s at Warana Medical Centre are most definitely the best people to see as they will know your full history and can provide follow up care. If you have been treated for skin cancer it is a good idea to have your skin checked by your doctor on a regular basis.