Dermatologists are specialists in skin cancer detection and treatment.
During a Full skin examination you will be asked to undress to your underwear.
Dermatologists use lighting and magnification to examine your skin.
During a skin check by your Dermatologist they will be looking for
This depends on a number of risk factors.
See the article below from the Australian Family Physician which outlines the risk factors and suggested frequency of skin checks.Skin checks
Your Dermatologist is a specialist in early skin cancer detection.
See your doctor for a referral to a Dermatologist today.
Signs that may indicate a lesion requires assessment
Any sign of potential melanoma should be assessed immediately by a medical professional for appropriate treatment.
When self examining moles look for:
|A.||Asymmetry||— one half doesn’t match the other|
|B.||Border||— edges are ragged or blurred|
|C.||Color||— uneven shades of brown, black, tan, red, white or blue|
|E.||Diamete r||— a change in size|
|F.||Evolution||— look for changes in size shape or colour|