Why we all need to visit a Skin Check Melbourne Clinic?

Era health Skin check Melbourne clinic, we care for our patients. Our team of GP’s deliver skin checks for one or two spots that are of your concern.
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 a clue as to your overall health. Many people think that going to a skin check Melbourne clinic is 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 spot checks.

Skin check 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 some 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 Skin Check Melbourne Clinic takes care of the removal of some moles.
Cancer screening is a big part of skin checks, and our doctors offer early detection and treatment to make sure a small problem does not become a life-threatening one.

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 are taken to be sure there are not going to be further problems.

How long will my appointment and consultation take?
A check generally takes between 15 and 30 min for one or two particular areas of concern.

Please be aware that the doctors at Era Health do not performe a full body skin check.  Quality care is provided both during and after skin checks and cancer screening.

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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 percent 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%.

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Source: SunSmart
For more information visit www.cancer.org.au/sunsmart

If you have any concern, please book an appointment at Era Health Skin Check Melbourne Clinic.