What types of skin checks do you provide?
We provide 3 types of skin checks: Mole Mapping, Full skin check , Individual mole check (up to 3 moles)
What should I wear for the skin check?
We ask that you come to your appointment with clean skin, free of makeup, and wear comfortable clothes that can be removed easily.
If you are having a mole map please wear plain nude coloured underwear if possible.
What are the types of skin cancer?
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
The most common type of skin cancer. It arises from abnormal and uncontrolled growth of basal cells.
BCC’s can be identified by how they look, they can be
BCC’s rarely spread beyond the original site but if untreated they can become locally invasive and grow wide & deep in the skin and surrounding tissues, the longer we wait to treat them the bigger they get and are more likely to reoccur.
There are some unusual and aggressive cases when BCC’s spread to other parts of the body and in some rare cases can be life threatening.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
The second most common type of skin cancer. It arises from an abnormal and accelerated growth of Squamous cells.
SCC’s can grow in sun exposed areas of the body but sometimes can grow in other areas including the genitals.
SCC’s can be identified by how they look, they can be
SCC’s in most cases can be easily and successfully treated but if allowed to grow they can be dangerous and potentially deadly. If left untreated the can become invasive and sometimes spread to other parts of the body.
Melanoma is a serious and dangerous type of skin cancer that arises from cells called the melanocytes.
Melanoma has the ability to spread to other organs more rapidly if it is not diagnosed and treated in the early stages.
Melanoma is usually curable once detected and treated early but once they spread deeper into the skin or other parts of the body, it becomes more difficult.
There are many types of Melanoma
Other Rare Skin Cancers