Skin Checks

All of our doctors are experienced in skin/mole checks and minor surgical procedures. We use digital imaging to record lesions and moles so we can monitor them over time.

 

Our doctors have high quality dermatoscopes to closely examine skin lesions and they can also provide general dermatology care including management of dermatitis, eczema, rosacea and psoriasis. Preventative measures can also be offered.

 

 

Skin Check Clinic 

We are running a Skin Check Clinic every second week at Point Lonsdale Medical Group where the doctor will undertake an extensive skin check to assess for the presence of skin cancer and sun damage, monitor any new or changing lesions, and offer management advice and treatment as required.

If suspicious lesions are detected they will either be removed in the clinic, or patients may be referred to specialists for excision.

The sooner a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better the result. Precancerous changes can be identified, photographed and managed to reduce the risk of skin cancer development. These photographs will be entered into your health history and monitored over time.

Please ring reception on (03)52580888 or BOOK ONLINE.

 
Why should I have a Skin Check?

Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Australia and accounts for approximately 80% of cancers in Australia.

Melanoma skin cancer was the 4th most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia in 2013 and it is estimated that it will remain the 4th most commonly diagnosed cancer in 2017. It is also the most common cancer in Australians aged 15-44 years overall.

The greatest risk factor is sun exposure, but genetics, skin type, gender, and other factors also play a role.

It's important to know your own skin and to know what is normal for you so that you will be able to notice any small changes. Skin cancers are rarely painful and are much more likely to be seen than felt. Developing a regular habit of checking your skin for new spots and changes to existing spots, freckles or moles, can save your life.

Melanoma skin cancer in Australia

 

The following material has been sourced from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

 

 

Estimated number of new cases of melanoma skin cancer diagnosed in 2017

 

 

 

13,941 =           8,392 males +           5,549 females

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estimated % of all new cancer cases diagnosed in 2017

10.4%

Estimated number of deaths from melanoma skin cancer in 2017

 

 

 

 

1,839 =            1,280 males +            559 females

 

Estimated % of all deaths from cancer in 2017

3.9%

 

 

Chance of surviving at least 5 years (2009–2013)

90%

 

People living with melanoma skin cancer at the end of 2012 (diagnosed in the 5 year period 2008 to 2012)

51,697

In the event of a medical emergency

call the ambulance on 000

POINT LONSDALE MEDICAL GROUP WELCOMES YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO OUR PRACTICE

Contact Us

Point Lonsdale Medical Group

4 Nelson Road, Point Lonsdale, Vic 3225

Phone: 03 52580888

Fax: 03 52582900

www.pointlonsdalemedicalgroup.com.au

Hours

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 7.00pm

Friday 7.30am to 5.00pm

Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm

Sunday 10.00am to 12.00 noon

Public Holidays 9.00am to 12.00 noon

Phone Hours

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 6.45pm

Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm

Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm

After Hours

Outside of our normal hours of operation, Point Lonsdale Medical Group utilises the National Home Doctor Service to provide medical attention and assistance in emergencies. Please phone 13 74 25 when an urgent after-hour’s home visit is required.

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