Moles grow, change shape and disappear throughout our lifetimes, and so often it can be difficult to tell the difference between an innocent skin spot and something more malignant. Signs of skin cancer and melanoma can be very subtle, so having the right doctor, who has the training and experience to tell the difference is vital to an accurate diagnosis.
Your Local Mole Check Clinic
SunDoctors Skin Cancer Clinics are facilities designed to provide the best possible treatment for skin cancer by having the right equipment and resources, often unavailable to regular practices. We are experts in comprehensive mole checks and effective diagnosis, giving you a world-class service through our highly experienced medical professionals.
Our clinics are dedicated solely to the detection and treatment of skin cancer, meaning that we offer skin checks, pathology and treatment all under one roof. This combined with the fact that we don’t require a referral means that our services are generally quicker and more efficient than going to a regular GP.
Getting a Mole Check with Sundoctors
A regular mole check is a simple habit that could diagnose a skin spot before it becomes something more dangerous. Our mole checks are simple and efficient and often take under 15 minutes to complete.
The mole check will begin with the doctor examining your skin under a magnifying lamp, noting down areas of interest. They will then use a dermatoscope, or computerised dermatoscopy if necessary, to do a more thorough examination for possible signs of cancer.
Total body photography might be recommended to any patients who fall into the high-risk category for skin cancer, such as those that have fair skin, a family history of skin cancer, or have a large number of moles on their body.
Simple treatments will often be performed during the session, however, more complex surgical incisions will be booked for another appointment.
Most mole check will be done with the underwear on as skin cancer is rare on areas of the body such as the breasts, genitals, and buttocks, however, skin cancer in these areas is possible and if you believe that you have a suspicious-looking mole you may request to have it examined.
Our facilities are state of the art clinics that specialise in the prevention and treatment of skin cancer and melanoma. We have invested time and effort into ensuring that our doctors are expertly trained and have access to the right equipment to deliver excellent medical service.
Our skin cancer clinics are also integrated with Southern Sun Pathology, our very own pathology labs, built to provide our practitioners with the best infrastructure to accurately diagnose skin cancer. This means that unlike other practices we don’t have to send out for results from a lab but can do it onsite, affording you with the peace of mind that your results will be ready faster than at facilities without this convenience.
Regular mole checks are an important part of ensuring your health and wellbeing in Australia. Our mole checks do not require a referral and are quick and easy to book. Make your booking online or call one of our clinics today.