Skin Cancer Clinic
At Era health we care for our patients. Our team of GP’s are experienced and qualified to diagnose and treat skin cancer.
We have the equipment for checking skin and a well-equipped treatment room for excision of lesions if indicated. Also we have access to the assistance of many Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons if needed.
Having skin checks early and routinely can save your life
Skin checks are very important, and it can give a doctor clue as to your overall health. Many people think that skin checks are simply about screening for cancer, but it is also about checking for skin conditions, abnormalities, and to check the overall health of a person. Problems as simple as dehydration and as serious as liver problems may show through skin checks.
Skin checks in Melbourne CBD and cancer screening
Skin cancer is a big killer, especially in Australia where the sheer amount of sun makes Australians more susceptible to skin cancer.
There is also the fact that underlying cancer issues may show through on the skin via lumps, redness, itchiness and discoloration.
Era Health can diagnose and treat general skin conditions
People have a way of ignoring smaller skin problems, and what tends to happen is that the condition gets worse until it requires months if not years, of treatment.
If you have a skin problem, then you need to get it fixed as soon as possible. This is especially true because many skin conditions will alter and damage the skin and make it very susceptible to further infection or infestation.
Era Health Clinics take care of the removal of some moles and cancer
Cancer screening is a big part of skin checks, and Era Health offers early detection and treatment to make sure a small problem does not become a life-threatening one.
How long does it take to get my results?
Results are given very quickly so that appropriate action may be taken right away. State of the art equipment is used to check for and to treat cancer, and the results are incredibly accurate and reliable.
Will I need minor surgery if a cancerous mole is found?
Removing a suspicious mole is often the best course of action, whereupon it may be examined and further appropriate steps be taken to be sure there are not going to be further problems.
Will I have to go elsewhere for my minor surgery?
Era Health can deal with the entire process of skin checking and cancer removal, so that you will not be passed around different buildings, specialists and doctors.
How long will my appointment and consultation take?
A full skin check generally takes half an hour but a review of one particular area of concern may take only a standard 15 minutes appointment. After that all of your options are laid out to you as the process continues so that you may remain in full control of your treatment. Quality care is provided both during and after skin checks and cancer screening.
Skin cancer facts & figures
In Australia, every year:
• 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70.
• Around 2,000 Australians die from skin cancer each year.
• Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.
• 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.
• Over 750,000 Australians are treated for skin cancer each year – that’s over 2,000 people every day.
• Skin cancer already cost the health system around $300 million annually over a decade ago, the highest cost of all cancers. More recently it has been calculated that the total cost of skin cancers (other than melanoma) alone was $512.3 million in 2010 (diagnosis, treatment and pathology).
• The most commonly diagnosed cancer among adolescents and young adults is melanoma; it accounts for more than one-quarter of all cancers among Australians aged 15–29 years.
• In 2013, 374 Victorians died from melanoma.
• Eighty-nine per cent of Victorians are alive five years following a diagnosis of melanoma. This has improved significantly from 85% in 1985.
• It is estimated that approximately 200 melanomas and 34,000 other skin cancer types per year are caused by occupational exposures in Australia.
• In Victoria, melanoma is the fifth most common cancer overall. 2,307 Victorians were diagnosed with melanoma in 2013 (that is equivalent to six diagnoses every day).
• Melanoma is the fourth most common cancer for Victorian women (behind breast, bowel and lung).
• Melanoma is the fourth most common cancer in Victorian men (behind prostate, bowel and lung).
• Research shows that using solariums before the age of 35 boosts the risk of melanoma by 59%.
Source : SunSmart
For more information visit www.cancer.org.au/sunsmart