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Skin Chex

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How can we help?

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:

  1. Book an appointment online, in clinic, or over the phone (07 5631 8149).
  2. Choose between a full body mole mapping ($80) or part body mole mapping (price on consultation). High quality images of moles and lesions are taken using a dermatoscope, to enable changes to be recorded over time and assist with diagnosis.
  3. Storage of images on the secure DermEngine database, diagnosis of moles & lesions by a doctor and a consultation with the doctor* to discuss your results is optional and costs $250.
  4. If necessary, the lesion may be biopsied (shave, puncture or excision) and be sent for a histopathological examination and diagnosis.

*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:

  • New moles.
  • Moles that increases in size.
  • An outline of a mole that becomes notched.
  • A spot that becomes raised or develops a lump within it.
  • The surface of a mole becoming rough, scaly or ulcerated.
  • Moles that itch or tingle.
  • Moles that bleed or weep.
  • Spots that look different from the others.

Protect your skin

For best protection, when the UV level is 3 or above, we recommend a combination of sun protection measures:

  • Slip on some sun-protective clothing – that covers as much skin as possible
  • Slop on broad spectrum, water resistant SPF30+ sunscreen. Put it on 20 minutes before you go outdoors and every two hours afterwards. Sunscreen should never be used to extend the time you spend in the sun.
  • Slap on a hat – that protects your face, head, neck and ears
  • Seek shade
  • Slide on some sunglasses – make sure they meet Australian standards.

Be extra cautious in the middle of the day when UV levels are most intense.


Clinic Hours

Monday – Saturday
9:00AM – 6:00PM
Bookings only
For more information call us on:
07 5631 8149

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https://www.dermengine.com/en-ca/teledermatology
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MoleMatch

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.

Features

  • Lesion detection and matching
  • Lesion sorting based on amount of change
  • Detection of newly appeared or disappearing lesions
  • Simultaneous zoom to same location in multiple images
  • Management and tracking of suspicious lesions for further monitoring
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