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.