Skin Cancer Checks
Friday October 18th
Victoria Park Pool
Did you know that 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70?
Over 2000 people are treated for skin cancer in Australia every day, that’s over 750,000 per year. Skin cancer is Australia’s most common cancer and around 2000 people die from Skin Cancer in Australia each year. As part of our well-being offerings to you at Belgravia Leisure we are providing 15 minutes Skin Cancer Checks this October
There are a limited number of spaces available, so make sure you get in quick!
What is a Skin Check?
In a comprehensive 15 minute Skin Cancer Check, we assess the skin for any abnormal changes – on moles that are already identified – or others you may not be aware of.
We identify which moles we will need to watch, which are benign and can be left, and those that may need removal. If we identify a suspicious lesion we will organise an onward referral immediately for further investigation. The entire purpose of skin checks is to find any signs of skin damage and formulate an action plan.
What Does it Cost?
- No cost to you. Belgravia Leisure has arranged these checks as part of their commitment to your wellbeing
Who Does the Skin Cancer Check?
- A specifically Highly Trained Melanographer specialising in Dermatology
What to Bring:
- Nothing, just yourself!
- Please arrive 10 minutes early for your appointment to allow for a smooth process
Having trouble booking? Give us a call on 03 9650 3217 so we can give you a hand.
How comprehensive is the skin check?
- Very comprehensive: subjective sun-related history of patient followed by a comprehensive scan that uses the best technology.
- Scans any suspicious spots with Advanced Screening Technology (Dermatoscope used allows moles and lesions to be reviewed at a subsurface level (2mm under the skin).
- This means that any suspicious lesion is able to be very quickly assessed as to whether it is at risk of being cancerous.
- Results documented & management plan advised.
What happens after the check?
- From scans, your practitioner will determine next steps, and whether further action is required.
- If action is required, treatment and follow up can be planned and practitioner will follow up individually.
- After scan, you will be provided with an information pack for further risk minimisation and self-monitoring plans.
- A record of any suspicious moles will be kept to enable accurate comparison in next review.
- If a suspicious lesion is identified and action is required, your certified skin cancer screening practitioner will refer you to your existing General Practitioner, or a local GP near your workplace for further review – and removal of suspicious lesion if appropriately determined by the GP.
- Note that your Comprehensive 15min Skin Cancer Screening is a screening assessment only – and that your General Practitioner will discuss any further action required following referral.