Skin Screening

Complete skin check-ups

Australia has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the world, with two in three Australians being diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. Regular and proactive skin checks are vital for early identification and management of potential issues. When identified, hazardous moles and spots may be removed to significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.

Skin checks by your Cassia Medical GP includes medical history, including previous sun UV exposure, as well as undertaking a detailed examination of your skin. If there are changes in moles or lesions such as size or nature recently, our doctors will assess and recommend the necessary treatment.

We recommend you see your GP for a skin cancer check at least annually. As well as scheduling your annual assessment, you should see your GP should you notice any of the following signs:

  • Changes in a mole size, shape or colour
  • The edges of a mole have begun to change
  • The mole starts and continues to grow
  • The mole is not a solid brown colour, but multicoloured instead

If you notice any of the above, it is advised to book an appointment immediately with your GP for an examination. Your doctor will provide you with a thorough skin check, and scan for symptoms of larger issues.

Skin Screening | Cassia Medical
Skin Screening | Cassia Medical

Cassia Medical Doctors can provide assistance with:

  • Detailed skin screening
  • Skin cancer management including punch, shaving and excisional biopsies.
  • Skin cancer removal of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma (MM) from all body areas.
  • Advanced skin flaps and grafts
  • Removal of skin lumps such as lipomas, sebaceous cysts, ganglion and skin tags.
  • Cryotherapy for different skin lesions such as warts, skin tags, precancerous skin lesions such as solar keratosis, molluscum contagiosum and others.

Prevention

According to the Cancer Council, for best protection, they recommend a combination of sun protection measures:

  • Slip on some sun-protective clothing that covers as much skin as possible.
  • Slop on broad spectrum, water resistant SPF30 (or higher) sunscreen. Put it on 20 minutes before you go outdoors and every two hours afterwards. Sunscreen should never be used to extend the time you spend in the sun.
  • Slap on a hat - broad brim or legionnaire style to protect your face, head, neck and ears.
  • Seek shade.
  • Slide on some sunglasses - make sure they meet Australian Standards.

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm

Saturday: 9am - 2pm

Sunday: Closed

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14 Cassia Drive, Varsity Lakes QLD 4227