The high prevalence of skin cancer among Australia’s population, together with 30 years of public health campaigns such as SunSmart, has raised community awareness and anxiety about skin cancer.
The importance of early detection and regular skin self examination is generally well understood in the community, especially given that 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70 (Cancer Council, Australia). What is less well understood is where to go for a skin check, when to have a skin check and whether to have skin photography or computer assisted diagnosis.
If you’ve noticed a change in a mole or spot, don’t risk your health. Get your skin checked by one of our doctors – especially if you are over 40 and/or have sun-damaged skin, or multiple moles and freckles.
Your Guide to Skin Checks at Phenix Health:
*The doctor’s consultation is a medicare rebatable fee.
There are some changes to look out for when checking your skin for signs of any cancer:
Protect your skin
For best protection, when the UV level is 3 or above, we recommend a combination of sun protection measures:
Be extra cautious in the middle of the day when UV levels are most intense.
Monday – Saturday
9:00AM – 6:00PM
For more information call us on:
07 5631 8149
MoleMatch automatically detects and matches skin lesions from similar images taken at two (or more) different times. The matched lesions are sorted based on the amount of change in their size and color to help doctors find the lesions that have changed most.