It’s no secret that Australians love their sunshine. In fact, many Aussies spend a good chunk of each day outdoors. While wearing a large-brimmed hat and consistently applying sunscreen can help protect your skin from direct sunlight, it often isn’t enough to prevent skin from being damaged.
Australia has recently been surpassed by new Zealand as has the highest skin cancer rate in the world, nevertheless we should still be vigialnt in receiving an annual skin check . The Skin Spot Clinic proudly offers skin examinations and excisions to men and women of every age.
You may not notice any strange spots on your body, especially if they are in hard-to-see places. With a comprehensive screening and assessment by one of our general practitioners, we can help determine if you require a skin excision.
During a skin check, you can expect to have your skin thoroughly looked at from head to toe. If we find a spot or lesion that looks suspicious during this check, we may suggest you have it excised for proper testing.
A suspicious-looking spot can be a number of different things including but not limited to : basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) or melanoma. If your practitioner suspects your lesion may be cancerous, he or she will arrange for you to have a skin excision.
Once we’ve removed the lesion it is sent to pathology. Your excised skin will be reviewed by a pathology lab and checked for any cancerous cells. You should expect to receive your lab results within just a few days.
Following the skin excision procedure, you will receive instructions on how to care for your wound at home. You may experience some slight discomfort or burning where your lesion was removed. This is temporary and your doctor will give you details on how to relieve your discomfort.
Come See Us
Each of the doctors at The Skin Spot Clinic are dedicated to keeping your skin healthy and cancer-free. As important as your skin check and possible excision will be discussing any further treatments and prevention such as photo dynamic therapy.
If you have a mole, lesion or growth you believe looks suspicious, have it checked out. Call us today on (07) 3667 8970.