When you see a new mole, or you feel that one of your moles or freckles has changed size or shape, you begin to worry. You wonder if you should get it checked out.
After twenty years of experience providing treatment for skin cancer and suspicious moles in Melbourne, our answer is that if it worries you, we want to take a look. At the Mole Check Skin Cancer Clinic, we take your concerns seriously. We are here to reassure you about the moles that are nothing to worry about, and treat the ones that could become concerning. We offer:
to make sure that your skin is as healthy as can be.
Skin cancer is on the rise in Australia. Statistics tell us that as many as two out of three Australians will be diagnosed with a skin cancer before their 70th birthday. The good news, however, is that with early detection, the vast majority of skin cancers can be successfully treated.
Patients often come to the Mole Check Skin Cancer Clinic because they have a suspicious mole that they want to have checked. We examine the mole and determine whether or not it needs to be biopsied or removed. In some cases, we might document the mole using different photography techniques and recommend that the patient return if the mole changes in size or shape.
Other patients come to the clinic because they are at a higher than typical risk for skin cancer, and want to look at their entire body to see if any problem areas are developing. In this situation, we might consider mole mapping, tracking all current moles on the body, or use more specific photographic techniques to get a closer look at the skin.
If we find a suspicious mole, then we are often able to remove it in the office, using either cryotherapy, where liquid ice freezes the mole off, punch biopsies, or surgical excisions. When biopsies are performed, we will help you understand the results that come back and what the next steps should be, whether treatment is required or you should just continue to watch your existing moles.
If you’re concerned about any moles on your body, don’t wait; contact the Mole Check Skin Cancer Clinic today.