Skin Cancer Screening

Riverina Skin Specialists provides a full skin cancer screening, diagnosis and management service. The primary aim of skin cancer screening is to detect skin cancers at the earliest possible stage to enable prompt treatment.

All of the dermatologists at Riverina Skin Specialists have specialist training in the early detection and management of skin cancer. Unlike some skin cancer clinicals, all skin cancer screening at Riverina Skin Specialists is performed by the dermatologist themselves to ensure that you receive the best possible skin examination.

Skin cancer screening usually involves the dermatologist taking a thorough history to identify any lesions of concern and to establish the individual cancer risk of the patient. A thorough skin examination will then be performed with the aid of a dermatoscope. The dermatoscope is an instrument that has a special lens allowing the dermatologist to see structures underneath the top layer of the skin. In experienced hands, the dermatoscope improves the early detection of skin cancer and also reduces the need to biopsy harmless benign skin lesions.

Skin Cancer

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. This high rate of skin cancer is due to a number of factors including our love of the outdoors, the harsh summer sun and because many Australians have fair skin not suited to the Australian climate. At a glance Two in three … Continue reading

Types of Skin Cancer

There are many different types of skin cancer. The most common types of skin cancer in Australia is the basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Basal Cell Carcinoma Basal cell carcinoma’s (or BCC’s) are the most common and least dangerous form of skin cancer. You may notice a skin growth in a dome … Continue reading

Skin Cancer Management

Surgical Management Once a lesion has been diagnosed as a skin cancer, either through clinical examination or by a biopsy, many will require surgical treatment. There are a number of surgical options for treating skin cancer. Factors that will determine which treatment option is best for you include the type, location and thickness of the … Continue reading

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