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National Skin Cancer Centre COTTESLOE
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TIME-LIMITED OFFER: FREE FULL-BODY IMAGING INCLUDED WITH EVERY SKIN CHECK*
*Usual value of the full-body imaging is $50. Offer expires on 31 July 2018.
National Skin Cancer Centres Cottesloe provides expert consultations, prompt diagnoses and efficient treatment of skin cancers and related skin conditions. Combining unparalleled technology and expertise to evaluate your skin health from head to toe, all our doctors are specially trained in Skin Cancer Medicine and can confidently guide you through every stage of the process from diagnosis to treatment. They are supported by a team of highly trained staff who will carefully address all your skin cancer concerns utilising the latest technology, including full-body photography.
After taking a thorough clinical history, we will use the revolutionary Canfield IntelliStudio skin imaging system to take a series of digital images of your whole skin surface, providing detailed images and diagnostic evaluations to deliver the best outcomes for you. Quick and accurate total body imaging delivers consistent and comparable results, is completely painless, and you can follow the exam on the screen. Subsequently, your doctor will examine your skin from head to toe using a hand-held microscope called a dermatoscope.
Full-body imaging is the most reliable means of accurately tracking changes over time and producing potentially lifesaving results as the high-resolution images allow easy side-by-side comparison at follow-up appointments. With sophisticated software and superior expertise working together for exceptional accuracy, your doctor is able to reveal the most subtle skin changes (from 1mm!) and detect skin cancer at its earliest stage when it is most manageable and requires least invasive treatment. As new or changing skin spots are the first indication of skin cancer, you can be assured that no melanoma goes unnoticed.
Regular full-body skin examinations are vital for catching cancers before they become serious. Skin exams take about 15 - 30 minutes, and the doctor will start by asking about your skin cancer risk factors and general health. You will need to undress to your underwear. If you wish, we can provide a blanket or gown for you to wear while the doctor inspects your body from head to toe, looking for abnormal moles or spots. We will not examine the genital area unless you have any spots in that region which particularly concern you.Read More
The doctor will closely examine any unusual spots using a dermatoscope. This close-up perspective helps us assess whether a mole is normal or abnormal. It is a completely painless process that has been proven to increase the rate of skin cancer detection. We may also photograph a few spots to monitor changes over time, as this can be indicative of skin cancer.Read More
If the doctor finds a suspicious spot that might be skin cancer, a sample of skin will be removed and sent to a pathology lab to be thoroughly examined under a microscope. This is called a biopsy, and it helps confirm whether the suspicious spot is cancerous. The most common biopsy techniques are shave and punch biopsies, which are both done under a local anaesthetic. A shave biopsy involves shaving off the top layer of skin with a small surgical blade, while a punch biopsy uses a tool like a tiny cookie cutter to remove all the layers of skin.Read More
As part of our comprehensive approach to diagnosing and managing skin cancer, we can take photographs of your entire skin surface or any suspicious lesions on your body. Changes in the size, shape or colour of a mole can be indicative of skin cancer, so digital imaging allows us to compare changes over time and leads to earlier detection of the disease. Digital imaging is the most reliable means of accurately tracking changes over time and producing potentially lifesaving results as the high-resolution images allow easy side-by-side comparison at follow-up appointments. Using the latest technology, we can detect skin cancer at its earliest stage when it is most manageable and requires least invasive treatment. As new or changing skin spots are the first indication of skin cancer, you can be assured that no melanoma goes unnoticed.Read More
The treatment you receive for skin cancer will depend on the type, size and location of the skin cancer, and whether it has spread to other parts of your body. We offer various surgical and non-surgical treatments, including excisions of the tumour and surrounding tissue to ensure all the cancerous cells are entirely removed, curettage which is the method of scraping and burning the skin cancer, cryotherapy which is the method of freezing off the skin cancer with liquid nitrogen, and topical applications of creams that stimulate the immune system and destroy skin cancer.Read More
We approach aesthetic medicine with the same level of respect and credibility as skin cancer medicine. We offer skin repair and rejuvenation treatments for anyone wishing to restore a natural, more youthful appearance to their skin. Our doctors have undergone formal training in this exciting medical field with the aim of providing your skin with a healthier and more refreshed look. Using the latest technologies including injections, light therapy and chemical peels, our doctors will accurately and safely address your medical and cosmetic skin concerns. Treatments can be used to combat signs of ageing, skin cancer, sun damage, acne, rosacea, and other skin conditions.Read More
Improve access to skin cancer care and reduce the mortality and morbidity of the disease.
Reduce the waiting time for patients to receive efficient diagnosis and treatment.
Provide vital skin cancer care to communities with limited or no access to specialists.
Offer a high-quality referral option to local GPs managing patients outside their scope.
Relieve the public hospital system as most patients cannot afford specialist care.
Save lives by dramatically reducing the delay in diagnosis and treatment.
We are dedicated to providing the best standard of patient care without compromise. Our highly qualified doctors will address your skin health needs promptly and efficiently, and our specially trained support staff will minimise waiting times and ensure your experience is as pleasant as possible.
National Skin Cancer Centres Cottesloe is a private billing facility. We offer several payment options, including cash, EFTPOS and credit card. For your convenience, we use Medicare online so your rebate will be refunded promptly. Please ask our staff for more information.
Annual skin check and reviews
All patients $60 out of pocket, excluding VA gold card holders.
Total Body Photography
All patient $50 out of pocket with no Medicare rebate
Theatre fees will vary depending on the complexity of the procedure. Please ask our team for more information.
Two in three Australians will get skin cancer. That means we all know someone who might be at risk without even realising it. A professional skin exam from a specially trained doctor is the number one defence against the deadly disease, so what better gift could you give someone than a potentially life-saving skin check? Show your family, friends, colleagues or employees that you care, and help us make a difference in the fight against skin cancer.
The skin check gift voucher entitles the recipient to a comprehensive full-body skin check and must be presented at the appointment. It is valid for 12 months from date of purchase and must be booked in advance with a valid Medicare card and pension card if applicable.
Buy on-site: You are always welcome to drop in to reception to pick up a skin check gift voucher. You will receive a printed gift card to which you can add a personal message for the recipient.
Order online: Click the button below to order online and receive the voucher via email on the next working day. You can print it at home or simply forward it to the recipient via email. Great for last-minute gift ideas.