Skin cancer screening

Skin cancer screening is the process of checking for skin cancer before you are aware of any symptoms. It involves a medical examination from a doctor with experience in identifying skin cancers and lesions, and may also include photography of your body and/or any unusual spots. There is evidence that screening by a health professional leads to earlier diagnosis of skin cancers. This means they are easier to treat with a higher cure rate

Further information

Your skin cancer check-up generally involves two visits to Molescreen. On the first visit, you will have a skin cancer consultation and full body skin examination with a doctor. We will photograph any atypical (unusual) spots. After this you may need to return to have abnormal spots removed and/or to have follow-up photographs to check for changes.

It’s reassuring to have a skin cancer check-up, but the risk of skin cancer never goes away. What should you do next to reduce your risk of skin cancer in future?

If you live in Australia, there's a 2 in 3 chance you'll develop skin cancer. Melanoma — which kills over 1000 Australians each year — affects about 1 in 30.

Digital imaging (photography using computers) is an important aid in the monitoring, evaluation and detection of skin cancers. We use digital monitoring to:

A skin cancer check-up involves a discussion of your skin cancer risk factors and a detailed examination of your whole body. There are several things you can do to make sure both go smoothly.

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