Skin cancer accounts for roughly 80% of new cancer diagnoses in Australia, making it a significant public health concern. In fact, Australia has one of the highest skin cancer incidence rates worldwide. Studies show that two out of three Australians will be diagnosed with a form of skin cancer before they turn 70. Early detection is critical for effective treatment.
Medical Super Clinic offers routine skin checks to help detect and prevent skin cancers early. During these checks, we examine the skin thoroughly, paying close attention to any suspicious spots. We have a specialised treatment room for conducting full skin checks, biopsies, and surgical treatments when necessary.
The leading causes of skin cancer are exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight and tanning beds, which damages skin cells’ DNA and can cause mutations. Symptoms of skin cancer, such as Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma, are often characterised by bumps or rough patches on the skin. Melanomas typically present as lumps or moles on the skin. Although most moles are harmless, changes in skin appearance, new growths, or changes in existing moles should be discussed with a medical professional.
At Medical Super Clinic, we offer comprehensive skin checks for both new and existing patients to help detect and treat skin cancer early. Contact us for more information or book an appointment online.