Regular Skin Checks Saves Lives
Bondi Skin Cancer Doctors provides a range of skin cancer related services
Skin Cancer Checks
Regular skin checks by a specialist skin cancer screening doctor is recommended to help catch any potential problems as early as possible.
Making a regular skin check part of your family's skin cancer prevention plan is important, especially for those of us lucky enough to live close to the beach!
As such, Bondi medical centre provides total-body skin exams as an essential part of their in-house program.
Melanoma is by far the deadliest form of skin cancer (causing more than 75 percent of all skin cancer deaths) and a major public health concern.
Early detection of melanoma can significantly reduce both morbidity and mortality, with a cure rate of up to 90%. The risk of dying from the disease, in fact, is directly related to the depth of the cancer, which is directly related to the amount of time it has been growing unnoticed. Hence, earlier detection leads to thinner cancers and saves lives.
Skin Cancer experts have specialised dermoscopy equipment to identify melanomas, and detection of a suspicious lesion constitutes a positive screening test for which further investigation is required by way of a biopsy.
Lesion Biopsy and Histopathology
A skin lesion biopsy is a simple medical procedure in which a sample of your skin is removed and tested in a laboratory.
This testing process is known as Histopathology, which is the examination of biological tissues in order to observe the appearance of diseased cells in microscopic detail.
The sample taken during a biopsy is often very small, or just large enough for laboratory technicians to test for various issues that could be the cause of a skin lesion.
There are several ways your doctor can collect a skin sample. The procedure your doctor chooses will depend on your individual circumstances, but is an outpatient procedure, which means you won’t have to be admitted to a hospital.
At Bondi Skin Cancer Doctors we can set up a mole monitoring program to suit your individual needs. We will do an initial examination and then discuss personal options for you, including scheduled appointments and Self Skin Examination (SSE), based on the amount and condition of your moles.
Minor Surgical Proceedures
At Bondi Skin Cancer Clinic our doctors are skilled at performing minor surgical procedures to remove suspect moles and taking biopsy samples.
At Bondi Skin Doctors we have the ability to use cauterisation to remove moles.
The procedure used will depend on your preference, the position and the size of the mole. We will discuss options, risks and any potential complications with you in our initial consultation.
The skin is made up of several types of cells which can be affected by distinct types of skin cancer. The 3 most common types of skin cancer, which together make up approximately 99% of diagnosed cases, are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.
At Bondi Skin Cancer Doctors, we will not only examine and evaluate your skin, but educate you on the these three types of skin cancer and the preventative measures you can take to reduce your risk of cancerous cell development.
Clinical Review and patient Follow Up
At Bondi Skin Cancer Doctors, we offer the highest personal and professional attention to our patients.
Our clinical reviews are explained in easy to understand language and every care is taken to keep you immediately apprised of results as they happen and best options presented for any ongoing course of action required.