Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world. The combination of a predominantly fair-skinned population together with an outdoor lifestyle promoted by our climate, beautiful beaches and love of sport.
Over 200,000 Australians have treatment for skin cancer each year, yet many of these cancers are preventable. Skin cancer is generally detectable at an early stage so self monitoring and regular skin checks should be an important part of your health routine.
The main types of skin cancer are:
- Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
- Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
- Malignant melanoma
Early detection and prompt treatment will result in cure in most cases of skin cancer. Depending on the type of skin cancer, site, size and stage, your Dermatologist can advise the best method of treatment.
Treatment options include:
- Surgical excision
- Curette and cautery
- MOHS’ micrographic surgery
- Photodynamic therapy
- Topical treatments including Aldara and Efudix
Should you wish to have your skin and moles checked, or you have a lesion concerning you, please contact our clinic on (02) 9953 9522 to make an appointment with our Dermatologist.