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Skin Checks/Skin Cancer Treatment

Skin checks are incredibly important in Australia sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. It is highly recommended for everyone who is over the age of 16 to get skin cancer checks at least once a year, although any patients that have a history of skin diseases or melanoma should get checked more frequently. 

All Australians are at risk of skin cancer due to the high levels of UV radiation we experience. However, some Australians have a higher risk, including people who have:

  • had a previous skin cancer, including melanoma

  • a family history of skin cancer

  • fair or freckled skin, especially those with skin that burns easily

  • red or fair hair and light-coloured eyes (blue or green)

  • lots of moles on their body

  • worked or currently work outdoors

  • had short, intense periods of exposure to UV radiation

  • actively tanned or used solariums

  • a weakened immune system

  • certain skin conditions, including sunspots.

 

 

What to look for?

Skin cancer can appear anywhere on your body, so it is essential to check your whole body, not just areas exposed to the sun.

Skin cancers don’t all look the same, but there are signs to look out for, including:

  • a spot that looks and feels different from other spots on your skin

  • a spot that has changed size, shape, colour or texture

  • a sore that doesn’t heal within a few weeks

  • a sore that is itchy or bleeds.

Special interest in Skin

Dr James Maxwell

MBBS Bbiomed Sci FRACGP

Professional Certificate in Cosmetic Medicine

 

Interests

All areas of general practice

Skin Checks
Minor operations
Men’s health
Chronic disease management




 

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Dr Sundhar Narayan

MBBS, FRACGP, Diploma

Cosmetic Medicine,

Diploma Emergency Medicine

Interests

Skin checks and Skin cancer treatment
Men’s health
Cardiology, Respiratory an
d Endocrinology
Chronic disease management


 

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