Lalor Family Practice provides specialised skin cancer screening for the local community. Our skin cancer clinic offers a high quality service for the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers.
Our experienced medical practitioners provide a full skin examination to assess any moles, spots or lesions on the skin. Using imaging technology, suspicious lesions can be scanned, photographed and recorded for accurate monitoring and follow-up.
Early Detection is Crucial
Each year in Australia, around 1,900 people die from skin cancer. Yet skin cancer is an almost totally preventable disease. 95% of skin cancers are treatable if they are detected early. Regular checks of your skin should detect any suspicious moles, lumps, spots or lesions as soon as they develop.
Generally speaking, patients can learn what to look for and make sure that they or someone else checks 'hard-to-get-at' places on the back, back of your neck and ears and backs of your legs on a regular basis.
If in any doubt contact our clinic for an assessment using our state of the art technology. Our highly qualified doctors utilise Dermdoc computerised skin scanning technology to check all moles and skin lesions to detect any skin cancers. This technology magnifies moles and lesions 30 to 100 times and aids the doctor in a better diagnosis of skin cancer.
Be sure to ask our reception staff to book a longer 30 minute appointment to ensure adequate time for the doctor to make a thorough examination and answer your questions.
Key Skin Cancer Screening Areas
At Lalor Family Practice our specialised skin cancer screening procedures include.
- Full skin examination to assess any moles, spots or lesions on the skin.
- The doctor will show you how to conduct a proper skin self-exam; you should know where to look and what to look for.
- Dermdoc computerised skin scanning technology to check all moles, spots and skin lesions to detect any skin cancers.
- Moles and spots photographed and recorded for accurate monitoring.
- Regular follow-up depending on your level of risk.
- Long term observation of your skin for early detection of changes.
- Skin cancer surgery for removal of suspicious moles, lesions and spots.
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