Melanomas that are treated early are cured in 90% of cases. Skin checks diagnose melanomas and other skin cancers to identify the problem and prevent it becoming worse.
Victoria’s skin cancer checks in Launceston identify suspicious skin spots and track changes in the skin. We check for the signs of melanomas and other skin cancers to assist in early detection. Early detection increases your chance of avoiding invasive surgery or further complications.
Checking your own skin is important, but experts recommend a professional skin check at least once a year. You should also check your skin regularly at home. If you identify anything suspicious in your self-check, book a skin check at Victoria’s immediately and we can help to diagnose any problem areas.
Get your skin checked more often to identify suspicious spots before they become a problem.
Our skin cancer doctor uses advanced tools and techniques to examine your skin more thoroughly than you can at home. We offer full-body skin checks as well as spot checks to monitor concerning moles or lesions.
Throughout all our checks, we use photography and dermascopic imaging to monitor concerning moles, spots and lesions. Keeping a close record of the skin means we can assess any changes in colour, shape or size – which may indicate a cancerous or pre-cancerous lesion.
Skin checks at Victoria’s are Medicare-rebateable, and do not require a referral from a GP.
If our skin specialist suspects any cancerous or precancerous (sunspots) lesions during your check, the doctor may recommend a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. This may be a ‘punch biopsy’, where a small sample of skin is collected, or an excision biopsy, where the entire lesion is removed.
After diagnosis, our doctor may be able to perform nonsurgical removal with a medical laser. Laser treatment may be recommended for pre-cancerous lesions and some superficial skin cancers. Our doctor will examine the lesion to determine if other surgery is required.
Yes. Medicare rebates are available for both spot skin checks and full body skin checks. You can also get a rebate for surgical or non-surgical removal of cancerous or pre-cancerous lesions post-diagnosis.
No. You do not require a referral from a GP to get a skin check at Victoria’s.
Our skin specialist is a qualified Doctor with advanced skills training in Skin Cancer Medicine. We can diagnose and treat cancerous lesions in our clinic, or provide you with the right referral if further surgical treatment is necessary.