Skin Cancer Management

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

Skin Cancer Management and Treatment

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.

Skin Cancer Management and Treatment

Types of Skin Cancer Treatments

There are various treatments available. Your doctor will discuss them with you and advise on the best course of action.

Treatments include:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Biological Therapy
  • Excisional surgery
  • Freezing

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.

Tips to Decrease Your Risk of Skin Cancer

Make the right lifestyle choices to reduce your risk of skin cancer. Here are a few tips:

  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure.
  • Always use an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen.
  • Try to use physical protection in addition to sunscreen, such as wearing long sleeved clothes and using wide brimmed hats and large sunglasses when you’re out in the sun.
  • Make sure none of your skincare products have ingredients that can make your skin more photosensitive and susceptible to sun damage.
  • Avoid using tanning beds.
Types of Skin Cancer Treatments

Contact Us

For an appointment, please call us on 0244765588

We care about your health and wellbeing just as much as you do.