If you’ve got any suspicious looking spots or moles on your skin, we highly recommend having them checked by a doctor at the earliest. Skin Cancer is the most common type of cancer to affect Australians. Skin Cancer Management is an important component in detecting and treating the ailment, ensuring you catch it at an early stage before it morphs into something much more difficult to treat.
For an appointment, call Bega Medical Centre at 02 4476 5588
There are many varieties of skin cancer and each of them manifest differently. So, to remove any doubt and get a definite diagnosis, you need to get any skin irregularities checked ASAP. Skin Cancer is a result of a collection of abnormally dividing cells in the skin.
Skin irregularities such as moles, warts, spots and discolouration can be cause for concern. Some skin cancers may even develop into lumps. At Bega Medical Centre, our Skin Cancer Management focuses on diagnosing and treating all types of skin cancers. The doctor will typically take a skin biopsy to examine under a microscope. This will help determine whether its cancer or not and if its confirmed that it’s cancer, the most common treatment is to perform skin excision to remove the affected skin.
There are various treatments available. Your doctor will discuss them with you and advise on the best course of action.
While some skin irregularities may bleed, itch or form an ulcer, some others may not cause any issues. Either way, if you notice a skin irregularity, don’t ignore it or put off seeing a doctor. The more proactive you are, the better. All skin cancer procedures can be performed right here at our facility, under local anaesthetic.
Make the right lifestyle choices to reduce your risk of skin cancer. Here are a few tips: