Skin Cancer Checks
YOU COULD BE AT RISK OF SKIN CANCER
It only takes one irregular mole to become a Melanoma.
Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with Skin Cancer by the time they are 70.
Melanoma is the third most common cancer in Australia in both women and men.
A SKIN CHECK IS EASY
The earlier a skin cancer is detected and treated, better are your chances of avoiding surgery and potential disfigurement.
At the clinic, we perform a full body skin check, after which, our doctor performs a full review and assessment. This involves mapping every mole or mark on your body.
GET FAMILIAR WITH YOUR SKIN & BODY
You should familiarise yourself with your skin, and be aware of any changes that might suggest skin cancer.
Look for any significant changes on your skin that last for more than 2-3 weeks.
Crusty sores, things that don't heal, new spots, freckles, or moles, or other things (lesions) that change in colour or thickness.
If you notice any of these changes, arrange an appointment with our doctors for a skin check, immediately.
The good news is that skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer in Australia. Having regular skin checks will help you be aware of any skin changes.
The skin check process
At our clinic, we employ a new level in skin cancer technology to ensure your diagnosis and ongoing treatment are of the highest standard through every stage:
- Initial digital scan
- Any treatments
- Follow ups or annual checks
The team’s aim is to offer the best possible information, treatment and care. Your journey starts with our "5 Step Skin Assessment Process".
OUR 5 STEP METHOD ENSURES ACCURACY
- Consult- Listen and Take a Complete Clinical History
- Scan- Comprehensive Full Body Scan
- Skin Map- systemic analysis locates all pigmented skin changes in fine detail including moles, sunspots, hyper- and hypo-pigmentation, nodules, ulcers, dry skin and more
- Collect- 12 ultra-high definition images using our computer controlled process for maximum reproducibility.
- Dermoscopic Focus- on lesions at risk of change or areas of special interest in full 4K brilliance.
- Record- specific sunspot characteristics are stored in a patient database with all important imagery and data including:
- Dermoscopy or microscopic images in full 4K brilliance,
- Body Mapped or macroscopic imagery
- Overview location images
Evaluate- Each individual spot’s key metrics, employing ABCD Analysis - Asymmetry, Borders and Areas, Colours and Variability, Diameter
- Diagnose- All images are reliably, quickly and immediately assessed by both a Doctor and computer-based modelling. Borderline lesions are classified by their dermoscopic features by combining three internationally accepted analytic methods:
- ABCD Risk Factors
- MacKenzie Analysis
- Integrated expert system using neural network comparisons to calculate and classify each spot with a value. These values are based on the world’s largest multi-centre skin cancer study, DANAOS.
- Assess Risk Factors- our Doctor personally reviews images in the context of all relevant patient history data
- Report- In combination with your Doctor’s review, detailed images help inform the patients of their
- skin status,
- diagnosis and
- the course of action
FOLLOW UP SKIN CHECK PROCESS
The Clinic helps patients stay safe with efficient and accurate follow-up examinations.
At follow up appointments, the scanning is repeated and any new skin damage or pigmented skin changes can be immediately recognised.
- Comparisons- Each new image captured at follow-up examinations is automatically positioned alongside previous images of the same lesion for direct comparison
- Changes- Details can be magnified up to 200x and by comparing earlier findings both you and your Doctor can see changes in the skin to a fraction of a millimetre
- Expert System- Automatically calculates any changes and offers deep insights that can assist in early diagnosis.
- Skin Management- Clinical imagery document pre and post-operative treatment status
- Report- In combination with your Doctor’s review detailed images help inform the patients of:
- Any sun damage or skin aging
- Current skin status and diagnosis and
- Your best course of action
Over time, a rich sequential history of your sunspots is built, allowing changes in your skin to be immediately identified and analysed, leading to the earliest intervention of any known method.
Why have a skin check