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Skin Checks, Cryotherapy & Excisions
Skin Cancer Capital of the World.
Believe it or not, it is not the sort of thing they put in the tourist brochures, but Townsville is meant to be the skin cancer capital of the world. The important thing about that particular statement is that it is true. The risk to individuals living here of getting skin cancer is literally higher than any other part of the world.
Skin cancer to us in a nutshell means;
1. Get it checked
If you have a skin problem, particularly if it is new or it is changing, get it checked.
It is generally straightforward to get one problem checked. However, it can definitely get tricky from there.
There can also be a right way and plenty of wrong ways to do things at times.
2. Regular skin checks
Regular skin checks are definitely a good idea for those who have had previous skin cancers, and anybody else that is at risk.
It can also be time-consuming and labour intensive to make sure you do not have a problem from our point of view.
Please let us know if you would like a proper skin check.
We bulk bill for our skin checks.
It is also a good idea to ask to see a doctor who has a particular interest in skin, and an added skill set to go with it as well.
3. Early detection
Early detection of skin cancers is the key to minimising the level of treatment that is required at the time. As a rule of thumb, it is a good idea to operate with a high index of suspicion, but a low level of stress
4. Prevention is better than cure
It is also true to say that when it comes to skin cancers prevention is inherently better than escalating levels of care.
Patients that are known to be at risk may benefit from preemptive treatment.
It is also true to say that the best possible answer for you can be a very tricky question at times.
Our skin checks are Bulk Billed. It beats worrying as a rule.
Please let us know if you have special needs at the time.
Request an appointment for a skin check today.