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Frequently Asked Questions

I have a spot that is changing what should I do? 

Change in a skin spot can be a suspicious sign. If you are concerned about a changing skin spot please phone our reception staff who can organise an urgent appointment. 

Should I have a skin cancer check up? 

Yes. 2 out of 3 Australians will have skin cancers in their life time. Early detection is the key.  

Have you had a skin cancer before? 

If the answer is yes, you are at high risk of further skin cancers and regular skin checks are recommended.

How is a skin examination performed?

A systemmatic examination of the skin is the key part of a skin cancer check up. This is performed with good lighting and the use of a dermatoscope. A dermatoscope is a device applied to the skin with the use of some alcohol hand washing gel, which allows 10X magnification under polarised lighting. Careful examination with dermoscopy increases the pick up of early and subtle skin cancers with allows for improved treatment outcomes. 


Examination is routinely performed down to underwear (bathers are recommended). It is possible to rarely develop skin cancers in areas hidden by the underwear so examination with the use of a hand mirror at home is worthwhile ahead of your appointment so that you can point out any spots of concern at the time of your appointment. Modesty sheets are available and a chaperone is available if requested. 

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