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 Check

Melanoma is the third most common cancer in Australians, excluding keratinocyte cancers, as data on incidence is not routinely collected. That's why a regular skin cancer check is so important. Every year, in Australia:

  • Skin cancer account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers
  • The majority of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun
  • The incidence of skin cancer is one of the highest in the world, two to three times the rates in Canada, the US and the UK.

The sooner a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better your chance of avoiding surgery or, in the case of a serious melanoma or other skin cancer, potential disfigurement or even death. Sun protection is vital, especially if you have a family history of skin cancer or a higher risk of skin cancer for any other reason. It is also a good idea to talk to a Doctor at one of our dedicated skin cancer clinics about your level of risk of skin cancer and for advice on early detection. It’s wise to become familiar with the look of your skin, particularly spots and moles, so you pick up any skin changes that might suggest skin cancer. When performing a skin self examination, look for:

  • Any crusty, non-healing sores
  • Small lumps that are red, pale or pearly in colour
  • New spots, freckles or any moles changing in colour, thickness or shape for weeks to months.

Reference: Cancer Council: Types of Cancer, Cancer Council Australia

Your Local Skin Check Clinic

SunDoctors Skin Cancer Clinics
SunDoctors Skin Cancer Clinics is an expert organisation dedicated to successfully treating skin cancer in Australians. Our processes are guided by our experienced doctors, extensively trained to specialise in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of skin cancer and melanoma.

Due to the specialised nature of our clinics, we can perform the examination, diagnosis, and treatment all in one location without needing a referral.

Skin Check Services

A skin cancer check is generally completed in a fifteen-minute session and are a simple, non-invasive process.

During skin checks, a doctor will examine your skin under a magnifying lamp and/or a hand-held skin microscope called a Dermatoscope, recording any spots of interest.

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 skin checks 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 you may have a suspicious spot in one of these areas, you may request to have it examined as a part of your skin cancer check.

State-of-the-Art Clinics

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 pathology labs, Southern Sun Pathology.

This means that we can examine and treat skin cancer, and we have immediate access to pathologists solely dedicated to expertly diagnosing skin cancer, providing you with an efficient and holistic service and treatment options.
Make your booking online or call one of our clinics today.

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