Skin Spot Clinic

What is Photo Dynamic Therapy?

photodynamic therapy redland city

Hello BCMCers, It's Spencer again! This time I'm going to tell you about PDT. You may have already seen the photos, but I underwent photo dynamic therapy a few days before Christmas. I had a few solar keratoses (sunspots) on my face that I needed to fix. Gertrude was the one who suggested the PDT with a mischievous grin.   I had read about the...

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Niacin and the prevention of Squamous Cell Cancer

squamous cell cancer

The hot weather has been brutal. The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull has been tweeting to stay in doors during the heat wave and keep an eye out for our elderly. The company “Banana Boat “ has been in the news and not in a good way; it has been alleged that their sunscreen has been ineffectual. The Beareau of Meterology announced today...

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Talimogene, The First Ever Melanoma Vaccine

Talimogene

Talimogene, the therapy know as T-VEC was recently approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for use. Rodney Sinclair , director of dermatology at Epworth Hospital said it is in essence the first ever melanoma vaccine. The vaccine is injected into each melanoma lesion and the virus which is within the vaccine then replicates within the melanoma cells and kills them. This is exciting...

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Summer sunburn with Dr Mia

With summer well and truly underway, there is no way of hiding tell tale signs of sun exposure and sunburn in our skin spot clinics! Despite slip, slop and slapping we have all been caught out at one time or another. Sunscreens wear off from both direct light and from oils produced on the skin, this is why it is very...

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Dr Spencer’s Blog

Hello Skin Spotters, my name is Dr Spencer Behan and this is my first blog!! I was inspired by a study published recently on melanomas. The study was printed in the prestigious Journal of American Medical Association but written by Australian doctors and performed on Australian patients. The study is titled ‘Clinical Features Associated With Individuals at Higher Risk of Melanoma’. It gathered...

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The Importance of Sun Protection

Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce

Our very own Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce has recently been treated for skin cancer on his face for the third time this year. He encourages the use of sunscreen and wide brim hats whilst out in the sun. He also told the ABC that Australians working in the sun should be more vigilant with their sun protection, especially given the country...

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Melanoma Incidence in Queensland

Melanoma

Cancer council Queensland spokeswoman Ms Clift recently told the ABC that Queensland’s melanoma incidence and mortality far exceeded rates in other states. It is not all bad news however in that the rate of skin cancers diagnosed in people under the age of 40 has decreased by more than 30% from 2012 to 2016. Ms Clift says that this demonstrates the...

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See what our patients are saying about the BCMC Picato Clinics!

Picato Treatment

See what our patients are saying about the BCMC Picato Clinics! BCMC under the auspices of Dr Behan conducts Picato Clinics to treat sun spots (solar keratosis). Sun spots should be treated, not only are they unsightly, but they can progress to skin cancer. In the picato clinic a doctor applies picato cream to the patient; at the next visit, the doctor evaluates the...

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