When was your last skin check?  SunDoctors recommends having an annual skin check and more frequent consultations if you’re over the age of 50.  No referral required.  Book online or call 13SKIN.
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Skin Cancer Detection

The Skin Check Process
Skin cancer can occur in body areas that do not see the sun. Therefore SunDoctors offer full head-to-toe skin checks, including examination beneath undergarments. However, we pride ourselves on patient satisfaction and comfort; therefore, patients can request specific location examinations such as leg/back or a chaperone during the examination or modesty gowns.

To facilitate a thorough examination, it is preferred that make-up (especially foundation) and nail polish are not worn to the consultation.

What to Expect During the Procedure

During the procedure, the skin is examined with a magnifying lamp first, and then a dermoscopy is performed using a handheld skin microscope called a dermatoscope. Any spots of interest are recorded and analysed or excised if need be.

Treatment will usually be carried out during consultation, e.g., biopsy or cryotherapy for sunspots. Surgical excisions, however, will usually be scheduled for a separate appointment. Total body photography may be recommended if you are an appropriate high-risk patient, and this is arranged at a separate appointment.
For more information regarding the skin cancer detection process, get in touch by calling 13 SKIN (13 75 46)

National Skin Cancer Action Week 2023

20-26 November 2023
Every year at the start of summer the Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists come together to host a national skin cancer action week, as an important reminder to Australians of the significance of sun safety and early skin cancer detection - encourage friends, family to get a skin check with a GP or Dermatologist.
Read more about National Skin Cancer Action Week 2023