Supporting our patients through COVID-19
Australian Skin Cancer Clinics provide an essential service for the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care of patients affected by skin cancer. Please be assured that every precautionary measure has been implemented at our clinics to protect you, our staff and doctors.
If you have a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath and you have travelled, please contact us via phone prior to making a booking or visiting the clinic to reschedule your appointment.
Welcome to Australian Skin Cancer Clinics
Our aim is to provide caring, efficient and accessible service for early detection, diagnosis, treatment and management of skin cancer in the primary setting.
We are offering telehealth consultations for all patients 70 years of age or older, those who are unwell, travelled overseas or been in close contact with someone who has travelled in the last 14 days and those who have self-isolated due to concerns about becoming infected in the community. Our online booking system will be updated to include telehealth consults.
AMA urges patients not to delay
seeing their doctor about skin cancer concerns
Whilst COVID-19 is dominating our focus, it is important to remember that we still develop other conditions, some of them potentially fatal if diagnosis is missed or delayed.
Skin cancer accounts for the largest number of cancers diagnosed in Australia each year and the Australian Skin Cancer Clinics provide an essential service in the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of all skin cancers.
There are 3 main types of skin cancer – Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma.
Basal cell carcinoma typically appears as a white, waxy lump or a brown, scaly patch on sun exposed areas, such as the face and neck. Limiting sun exposure can help prevent these cells from becoming cancerous.
Squamous cell carcinoma may appear as flat reddish or brownish patches on the skin, often with a rough, scaly or crusted surface. They tend to grow slowly and usually occur on sun exposed areas of the body, such as the face, ears, neck, lips and backs of hands.
Melanoma is the deadliest of the skin cancers and sadly 1 Australian dies every 5 hours of Melanoma. It is also the most common cancer affecting 15 to 39 year old Australians.
Fortunately, skin cancer is a treatable form of cancer if it is diagnosed early. It is important to get to know your own skin, if a mole starts to itch, tingle, change colour or shape, you should get it checked. We recommend that you have your skin checked once a year and we have made it easy to visit one of our clinics, there is no referral necessary.