Most skin cancer can be successfully treated if it is found early. But without treatment, skin cancer can be deadly.
All Australians are encouraged to protect their skin from the damage caused by UV rays of the sun and to get to know your skin. Check all of your skin, not just sun-exposed areas. If you notice anything unusual, including any change in shape, colour or size of a spot, or a new spot, visit your doctor as soon as possible.
It is also advisable to have annual skin checks with your doctor. You can make an appointment with a doctor in Elmwood Medical Centre for a full skin check. Please book a long appointment or advise the staff that this is what the appointment is for.