Skin cancer clinic Gold Coast

Skin cancers account for one of the highest cancer diagnoses in Australia every year. The best way to protect yourself, after propper sun safety, is to get regular skin checks by a doctor for early detection.

We are one of the best skin cancer clinics on the Gold Coast, QLD and are the number one clinic for your regular skin check needs.

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Burleigh Heads            Helensvale            Yarrabilba

 

Our Gold Coast skin cancer clinic

Sun Doctors Skin Cancer Clinics are located all over Australia, including on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland. As we have grown, we have amassed a great deal of precision equipment, technology and resources required for skin cancer diagnosis, treatment and management that a general practitioner often doesn’t have access to.

Our team of doctors are all professional experts with additional training and experience in skin cancer detection and treatment. They are friendly and professional and will provide you with the best skin cancer care and treatments available.

We also have our own pathology clinic, Southern Sun Pathology, that exists to save lives by most effectively and efficiently diagnosing skin cancer. Our pathologists are focused on skin cancer diagnosis and have additional training and experience in dermatopathology.

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Find out more about what skin cancer is, how to avoid it and more about what we do below.

Skin cancer can happen when skin cells are damaged, most often by the sun. Skin cancer in Australia is quite common and accounts for 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers.

There are three main categories of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. In 2018, 2094 people died of skin cancer in Australia, 1429 from melanoma. Thankfully, skin cancer has a low mortality rate and, if detected early, most are able to be successfully treated. This is why we recommend coming into our skin cancer clinic for regular skin checks.

Skin cancer is diagnosed by a doctor and sometimes they may refer you to a specialist. At Sun Doctors Skin Cancer Clinic on the Gold Coast, all our doctors are highly competent in skin cancer medicine, have completed extra training in skin cancer treatment and management, and have a wealth of experience in skin cancer diagnosis.

Skin cancer is often treated with surgery to remove cancer, usually under a local anaesthetic. Other options besides surgery include radiation therapy, cryotherapy (freezing), curettage (scraping), or cautery (burning).

Regular skin checks with a doctor like us is the best way to monitor your skin to ensure early detection of any worrying signs or symptoms of skin cancer. Symptoms can include crusty, non-healing sores, small lumps that are red, pale or pearly in colour and new spots, freckles or moles that are changing in colour, thickness or shape over a period of weeks to months. If you have skin spots or concerns then book an appointment to see us for a skin check today!

The majority of skin cancers in Australia are caused by overexposure to UV radiation from the sun. The Cancer Council reports that approximately two in three Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70.

The best way to prevent skin cancer and avoid surgery is to protect your skin from the sun. This can be done by wearing sun-protective clothing, hats and sunglasses, applying SPF30 sunscreen 20 minutes before going outside and every two hours after that, and seeking shade wherever possible (think slip, slop, slap + shade and sunscreen!).

After prevention, the next best way to protect your skin health is to visit us at our skin cancer clinic for a regular skin check to ensure early detection and treatment if necessary.

The regularity of skin checks needed will vary from person to person based on things like skin type, family history, previous sun exposure, age, and occupation. A person’s need for skin checks may vary anywhere from every few months to years apart. The best way to ensure you are getting checks often enough is to visit us at our skin cancer clinic on the Gold Coast. After your initial consultation and check, we will tell you how often you need to visit us and send you reminders so you don’t forget.

 

 

*Source: http://www.sunsmart.com.au/about/skin-cancer-facts-stats