TREATMENT

The Mole Check Clinic offers both surgical and medical treatment of moles

In the last 30 years, the incidence of melanoma, and other skin cancers, has dramatically increased in Australia. Not everyone knows that skin cancer can occur on any part of the body, even those parts that have not been exposed to the Sun. Experts estimate that 95% of melanoma is related to sunburn, but even if you’re scrupulously careful about the sun, skin cancer is a possibility.

The good news is that, when caught early, melanoma can often be successfully treated.

At the Mole Check Clinic, along with offering mole mapping, photography, and skin cancer screening, we also offer both medical and surgical treatment of suspicious moles and skin cancer. This can include:

  • Cryotherapy, where the mole is frozen
  • Shave, punch excision or biopsy, a simple procedure, generally performed under a local anesthetic, that determines whether or not a particular mole is cancerous or pre-cancerous.
  • Simple surgical excisions, where a mole is removed through surgical means.

Mole Mapping

If you are a person who has a large number of moles and freckles, mole mapping can be a great medical tool. Sometimes, people find a mole that they don’t remember, and find themselves worried; did it just appear? Has it been there for a long time, and I didn’t remember? Has the colour or size really changed?

Mole mapping helps both doctors and patients have a clear idea of what moles exist and where, so that any new or suspicious moles are more noticeable.

Early Detection to Treat and Prevent Skin Cancer

If you have a mole that concerns you, the best thing to do is to have it checked by an expert. At the Mole Check Clinic, we have a great deal of experience determining which moles need treatment, which need to be watched for changes, and which are harmless. We know that the key to successful treatment of skin cancer and melanoma is early detection, and we strive to make your appointment as reassuring as possible.

Skin Cancer is the third most common cancer in Australia, and statistics tell us that two-thirds of Australians will develop skin cancer before their 70th birthday. Whether you have one mole that is concerning you, or you are at a higher risk for skin cancer and want to make sure that there’s nothing to worry about, contact us today at the Mole Check Clinic. We’ll help you to set your mind at ease.