Busby skin cancer checks
Our GPs are experienced in the management of skin conditions and use of dermoscopic equipment.
A skin check includes the doctor:
- asking questions about you and your family’s skin cancer history
- doing a comprehensive full-body skin assessment
- scanning suspicious spots with dermoscopic equipment
- educating you on what to check and how to prevent skin cancer
- If required, treat minor suspicious lesions and provide specialist referral for more complex lesions.
A deadly cancer in young Australians
- Melanoma is the most common cancer in young Australians (15–39 year olds) making up 20% of all their cancer cases.
- It is estimated that 2,500 Australians aged 25–49 years will be diagnosed with melanoma in 2017.
- Melanoma kills more young Australians (20-39 year olds) than any other single cancer.
- Incidence people over 60 is also very high and increasing.
Checking yourself for melanoma's
Self Checking Melanoma's
A is for ASYMMETRY:
One-half of a mole or birthmark does not match the other.
B is for BORDER irregularity:
The edges are irregular, ragged, notched, or blurred.
C is for COLOUR variation:
The colour is not the same all over, but may have differing shades of brown or black, sometimes with patches of red, white, or blue.
D is for DIAMETER:
The area is larger than 6 mm (about the size of a pencil eraser) or is growing larger.
E is for EVOLVING:
Changes in size, shape, colour, elevation, or another trait (such as itching, bleeding or crusting).(This last point is likely the strongest of all of the warning signs)