Skin Cancer Checks

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 and minor surgical procedures on Thursday mornings.

Several doctors have extra training in skin cancer medicine :

Dr. Cristina Shaw : HealthCert Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy

Dr. Tom Matthews: Graduate Certificate Skin Cancer Medicine (Uni.Queensland)

Dr. Emily McDonald : HealthCert Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine

Dr. Marcus Middleton : HealthCert Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine

Dr. Luke Ashford: 
- HealthCert Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine
- HealthCert Certificate in Primary Care Skin Cancer Therapeutics
- HealthCert Advanced Skin Cancer Surgery Workshop
- HealthCert Certificate in Primary Care Dermatology
- Skin Cancer Council Certificate of Dermoscopy

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 or 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.