Skin Cancer Checks

95% of skin cancers can be cured if detected early!

Ellen health offers comprehensive skin checks, and removal of abnormal moles and skin cancers. We have a dedicated clinic for skin checks and minor surgical procedures on Thursday mornings.

To enable a thorough skin check, please book a 15 minute appointment with your GP to allow assessment of your family history of skin cancer, your personal sun exposure history, your skin type, as well as a full top to toe body check.

Skin diseases (Dermatology) are a significant part of our daily work at Ellen Health. The doctors on this page have a particular interest and experience in skin cancer medicine.

Ellen Health has a dedicated clinic for skin checks

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Australia by far, and the rates of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer are increasing. Prevention and early detection are the best strategies:

  • Avoid harmful UV radiation … especially in the middle of the day.
  • Get to know your own moles and freckles. See your GP if any moles are changing size, colour or shape.
  • Have a skin check every 12 months when you’re over 40 years of age.
  • Be extra vigilant if you had a lot of sunburns or if you are particularly fair skinned. Regular careful skin checks are best practice if you have a family history of melanomas or you have a large number of moles.

Our Team

Dr. Luke Ashford
In his spare time, he enjoys playing a variety of sports, especially tennis, making the most of the great climate i...
Dr. Luke Ashford
Dr. Stuart Paterson
As a serious amateur musician, he has awareness of the physical and psychological demands of musicians and other perform...
Dr. Stuart Paterson
Dr. Michelle Musca
About Michelle was born and raised in Perth, and completed her medical degree at the University of Western Australia in ...
Dr. Michelle Musca
Dr. Tanya Smith
Tanya has been working as a GP for 30yrs mostly in Poole, Dorset UK. She moved to Perth in 2015 and settled in quickly t...
Dr. Tanya Smith
Dr. Courtney Taylor
With degrees from both UWA and Notre Dame University, Courtney is a local WA Doctor who has trained throughout regional,...
Dr. Courtney Taylor
Dr. Brian Lim
Skin Cancer DoctorBSc Med, MBBS, FRACGP, Dip Skin Cancer Medicine Dr Brian is an experienced full time skin cancer physi...
Dr. Brian Lim