Skin Cancer Checks in the Docklands
Wednesday October 16th
Thursday October 17th
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 die from melanoma in Australia each year. As part of our well-being offerings to you as a Docklands client we are providing for 2-days only, 15 minutes Skin Cancer Checks in 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 (or what we feel may be a melanoma), we will organise an onward referral immediately for further investigation. The entire purpose of skin checks is to find any melanomas and skin damage and formulate an action plan.
What Does it Cost?
- $90.00 Out-of-Pocket
- Payment is taken on the day at the time of your appointment.
Do I get a Medicare or Insurance Rebate?
- No. Their is no Medicare or Health Insurance rebate available for this Skin Cancer Check.
Who Does the Skin Cancer Check?
- A specifically trained Nurse Practitioner specialising in Dermatology
- 15 minute assessments completed at Pinnacle Health Group, Docklands
What to Bring:
- Nothing, just yourself. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to the appointment
- Please arrive 10 minutes early for your appointment
Having trouble booking? Give us a call on 03 9600 3590 so we can give you a hand.
Where to go:
Pinnacle Health Group Docklands:
Level 4, 100 Harbour Esplanade
Docklands, VIC 3008
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 the assessment, your nurse will determine next steps, and whether further action is required.
- After the assessment, you will be provided with an information pack for further risk minimisation and self-monitoring plans.
- 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 15 minute Skin Cancer Screening is a screening assessment only – and that your General Practitioner will discuss any further action required following referral.