Skin Cancer Checks in the Docklands

Tuesday May 28th & Thursday May 30th ONLY.

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, 15min Skin Cancer Checks in March.

There are a limited number of spaces available, so make sure you get in quick!

What is a Skin Check?

In a Comprehensive 15min 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 Registered Nurse Practitioner specialising in Dermatology
  • 15min Assessments Completed at Pinnacle Health Group, Docklands

What to Bring:

  • A completed Skin Check Form – Available Here
  • Please arrive  10 Minutes EARLY for your appointment to allow for registration

Having trouble booking? Give us a call on 03 9600 3590 so we can give you a hand.

Where to go:

Email

docklands@pinnaclehealthgroup.com.au

Pinnacle Health Group Docklands:

Level 4, 100 Harbour Esplanade

Docklands, VIC 3008

Phone

(03) 9600 3590

Services

Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates, Massage & Myotherapy, Podiatry & Shockwave Therapy.

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.