Skin Cancer Checks: Also Serving the Greater Geelong and Melbourne Areas
Central Health doctors are experienced in the detection and treatment of skin cancers. Doctor Onari Ogaji has a special interest in skin cancer. If you are concerned at any stage about any changes to your skin e.g. moles, sun spots, solar keratosis, please make an appointment as soon as possible. Your doctor will conduct an examination and if further treatment is required they will discuss this with you before proceeding. Monitoring and a repeat visit for review is the common outcome.
Factors for Best Treatment of Skin Cancer
If skin cancer is diagnosed, your doctor will consider several factors to decide the best treatment, including:
- Local inflammation
- Any past history
If your doctor recommends a surgical procedure (biopsy/excision) or a combination of approaches, he/she will discuss this with you before proceeding. Every so often the growth is removed with the biopsy and no further action is needed. If the skin cancer is large or has spread beyond the surface of the skin, more tissue needs to be removed and a dermatologist’s advice may be required. Please ensure that you discuss any concerns with your doctor immediately.
For support and further information in relation to skin cancer checks, please contact the Cancer Council in your state (for Victoria http://www.cancervic.org.au).