Skin cancer is one of Australia’s biggest killers, with approximately two in three Australians diagnosed with some form of the disease by the time they are seventy years old. This means that having a trusted, experienced doctor who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer is vital to your continued health and well-being.
Your Local Skin Check Clinic
SunDoctors Skin Cancer Clinic is an expert organisation, dedicated to the successful treatment of skin cancer in Australians. Our processes are guided by our highly competent doctors who have trained to specialise in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of skin cancer and melanoma.
Due to the specialised nature of our clinics, we offer an accelerated service and have the capacity to perform the examination, diagnosis, and treatment all in one location, all without the need for a referral. This makes our services quicker than going to a regular doctor, saving you on a lot of time, stress, and worry that might normally come with deciding to undergo a skin cancer check.
Skin Check Services
Our skin checks are generally completed in a fifteen-minute session and are a simple, non-invasive process.
First, a doctor will examine your skin under a magnifying lamp recording any spots of interest. Then they will perform a with a dematoscope or a computerised dermatoscope, if necessary.
If the doctor believes it is required, particularly if you are a high-risk patient, they may recommend you undergo total body photography in another session.
Treatment is usually simple, such as a biopsy or cryotherapy, and will be performed during the session. For any more complex surgical excision, you will be scheduled for a separate appointment.
We respect your privacy and most examinations will be performed with underwear on as parts of the body such as breasts, genitals, and buttocks are not examined regularly. However, if you believe that you may have a suspicious spot in one of these areas you may request to have it examined.
Unlike general doctors practice, our facilities are built with the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer in mind. This means that we have direct access to cutting edge technology, precision equipment and a wealth of resources that other practices might not have readily available, making our service more comprehensive and efficient than most other places in the country.
We have established clinics around Sydney, Central Coast, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Adelaide, and have integrated them with our own pathology labs, Southern Sun Pathology.
This means that not only can we examine and treat skin cancer on site but we have immediate access to pathologists solely dedicated to expertly diagnosing skin cancer, providing you with an efficient and holistic service.