DON’T FORGET YOUR SKIN CHECK…
Queensland has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the world. Luckily, if found early, most dangerous moles and spots can be removed which significantly reduces your risk of developing skin cancer.
If you’ve noticed a change in a mole or spot, don’t risk your health. Get your skin checked by your SmartClinics GP – especially if you are over 40 and/or have sundamaged skin, or multiple moles and freckles.
While most GPs can perform skin checks, there are many SmartClinics Doctors who have further qualifications in this field and can also remove any dangerous spots or moles saving you a trip to the Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon.
CLICK HERE for a list of SmartClinics Doctors who are highly experienced in performing skin checks, then use the drop down field to select your location. Some clinics also offer low cost or bulk billed skin checks – click here for details.
HOW TO CHECK YOUR OWN SKIN…
While SmartClinics Doctors encourage everyone to have an annual skin check, it’s also important to check your own skin once a month so you’ll notice quickly if any changes occur. Here’s how to perform a skin check on your own body, and what to look out for.
As Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, the ABCDE of melanoma detection is a useful guide when checking your skin.