Mole Removal Brisbane Northside
Skin Cancer Checks
Did you know Queensland has some of the highest rates of skin cancer and melanoma in the world?
Approximately 750,000 people are treated for skin cancer in Australia each year. Most of these are non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC), such as basal cell cancers (BCC) and squamous cell cancers (SCC). However, around 13,000 melanomas are diagnosed each year as well. Over 2000 people die of melanoma or skin cancer annually. In general, however, the earlier the stage at which skin cancers are diagnosed and treated, the better the outcome.
Whilst the risk of skin cancer generally increases with age and sun exposure, melanomas have been diagnosed in people of all ages and in virtually every location on the skin surface (including the palms, soles, scalp, and near fingernails/toenails) – so sun safety is everyone’s business.
Ubuntu Medical now has a GP with special interest and additional training/experience in skin cancer medicine. He offers a range of services including:
- Sun safety education
- Mole/spot checks
- Comprehensive skin cancer checks
- Diagnostic skin biopsies
- Prescription of topical treatments
- Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy
- Curettage and cautery
- Surgical excision of skin cancers and melanomas
- Specialist referral where required
Benefits of Having Your Moles Removed at Ubuntu Medical
At Ubuntu Medical we have specialist GPs who can surgically remove bothersome skin tags, seborrhoeic keratoses or ‘age spots’, and moles, if these are causing discomfort or irritation.
For removal of skin lesions purely for cosmetic reasons, especially on the face, we can offer assessment of the lesion and referral to the plastic surgeon of your choice.
Post treatment, it is recommended that you cover the treated area from sunlight with either sunscreen or a bandage. Make sure that when you go outside that you are adequately protected from the sun. We also recommend keeping the treated area clean in order to ensure that it does not become infected.
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