For Individuals

“Skin cancers account for about 80% of all new cancers diagnosed each year in Australia. Each year, Australians are 4 times more likely to develop a common skin cancer than any other form of cancer”.

The simple fact is that because you live in Australia, you ARE at risk of developing skin cancer as we have one of the highest rates in the world. A simple episode of sunburn in early life can be the life changing moment. If you have had significant sun-exposure, work in a job that exposes you to UV radiation, have a family or personal history of skin cancer, or have multiple moles, having a full body skin check is imperative. A simple 60 minute full body skin check can be life saving. In Australia, over 750,000 Australians are treated for skin cancer each year – that’s over 2,000 people every day. Yet skin cancer is an almost totally preventable form of cancer; 95 per cent of skin cancers are treatable if they are detected early. Regular checks of your skin should detect any suspicious moles or spots as soon as they develop. This could potentially lead to earlier diagnosis, thinner tumours and less chance of death from the cancer. Prevention is always better than cure.

Facts on skin cancer:

  • 2 in 3 Australians will develop skin cancer.
  • One episode of sunburn doubles your risk of developing melanoma.
  • Early skin cancer detection provides the highest survival rate.
  • Removing sun damage can reduce the chance of developing skin cancer.
  • If you have a new or changing mole- get it checked.
  • Skin cancers can present as red patches, changing moles, or symptoms such as itch or bleeding in long standing moles.
  • Our full body skin check uses a dermascope with medical photo tracking software.

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