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Darling Downs Skin Cancer Centre

Skin Cancer Screening & Treatment | Total Body Photography | Skin Repair & Rejuvenation

Darling Downs Skin Cancer Centre

Skin Cancer Screening & Treatment | Total Body Photography | Skin Repair & Rejuvenation


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68 Neil St, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Working Hours: Monday to Friday: 8.00am – 5.00pm
Parking Instructions: Free on-site parking is available in the driveway alongside our clinic, alternatively street parking is available.

Darling Downs Skin Cancer Centre provides expert consultations, prompt diagnoses and efficient treatment of skin cancers and related skin conditions. All our doctors are subspecialists in Skin Cancer Medicine and can confidently guide you through every stage of the process from skin check to 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 body mapping, and treatment techniques.

Ideally located in the heart of Toowoomba, the Darling Downs Skin Cancer Centre provides vital skin cancer services that save lives. We give patients access to screening, diagnosis and treatment all under one roof. Thanks to our dedicated operating theatres and professional support team, patients face short waiting times to receive treatment.

We also offer skin rejuvenation treatments to patients looking to restore a natural, more youthful appearance to their skin.

Envisioning a world where nobody dies from skin cancer, we strive every day to provide excellent service to our patients. We offer expert advice, full-body skin examinations, spot checks, treatment of all skin cancers and, most importantly, utmost peace of mind.

The Darling Downs Skin Cancer Centre is part of the National Skin Cancer Centres. We place a strong emphasis on excellence in medical care, which is strengthened by our commitment to research and education. All our doctors and support staff are involved in the ongoing education of GPs in Australia through university-certified Skin Cancer Medicine programs.

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Total Body Photography and Dermoscopy offers the earliest and most accurate skin cancer diagnosis. The technology revolutionises skin checks by creating an accurate map of your skin in less than five minutes. The resulting set of high-resolution photos is used as a reference for follow-up skin exams. It provides the most precise comparisons available today, allowing our doctors to detect new and changed moles and leading to the early detection of skin cancer. To learn more about Total Body Photography, browse our FAQ section here.

First set of pictures: $49 

Every follow-up set of pictures: $59

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GENERAL DERMATOLOGY & AESTHETIC SKIN SERVICES

Darling Downs Skin Cancer Centre also offers skin repair and rejuvenation treatments for anyone wishing to restore a natural, more youthful appearance to their skin. We are dedicated to providing you with a healthier and more refreshed appearance in a friendly atmosphere, managing medical and cosmetic skin conditions such as sun damage, ageing, rosacea, acne, scarring, and more.

Our professional treatments include anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liquid gold facelift, LED light therapy, skin needling, microdermabrasion, medi-aesthetic peels and facials, depigmentation therapy, dermaplaning, and more!

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Our team

Dr Craig Russell

Skin Cancer Doctor

Dr Laetitia Botha

Skin Cancer Doctor

Dr Francisco Rodriguez-Letters

Skin Cancer Doctor

Dr Ria Pai

Aesthetic Doctor

Dr Punya Gamaralalage

Skin Cancer Doctor

Therese

Practice Manager

Yvonne

Centre Nurse

Gay

Centre Nurse

Jodie-Lee

Centre Nurse

Trish S.

Centre Nurse

Trish T.

Centre Nurse

Mel

Medical Receptionist

Sarah

Medical Receptionist

Erin

Medical Receptionist

Bev

Medical Receptionist

Joanne

Medical Receptionist

Amanda

Skin Therapist - Skin Repair Centre

Vision

A world where
nobody dies
from skin cancer

Mission

To save lives
through universal access 
to skin cancer 
diagnosis and treatment

Core values

Passionate about saving lives
Excellence in patient experience
Sharing knowledge to make a difference
One enthusiastic team

Our services

Full-body skin examinations

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.

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Assessment with dermoscopy

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.

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Diagnosis through biopsies

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.

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Skin cancer treatments

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.

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Skin repair and rejuvenation

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 injectable treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and liquid gold facelift, our doctors will accurately and safely address your medical and cosmetic skin concerns.

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How we make a difference

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Improve access to skin cancer care and reduce the mortality and morbidity of the disease.

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Reduce the waiting time for patients to receive efficient diagnosis and treatment.

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Provide vital skin cancer care to communities with limited or no access to specialists.

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Offer a high-quality referral option to local GPs managing patients outside their scope.

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Relieve the public hospital system as most patients cannot afford specialist care.

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Save lives by dramatically reducing the delay in diagnosis and treatment.

Our pricing

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.

The Darling Downs Skin Cancer Centre is a private billing facility and we appreciate full payment on the day of consultation. 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.

DVA Gold Card holders will be fully bulk billed. DVA White Card holders are bulk billed if they have skin cancer as an approved condition from DVA. All other patients will fall into one of two categories: Private and Concession which includes all Healthcare card, Pension card and Commonwealth Seniors card holders.

 

FULL-BODY SKIN CHECKS & REVIEWS

  • Concession:
    Out-of-pocket cost: $54.95 [Patients are required to pay $130 up-front on the day of the appointment and will receive a Medicare rebate of $75.05]
  • Private:
    Out-of-pocket cost: $79.95 [Patients are required to pay $155 up-front on the day of the appointment and will receive a Medicare rebate of $75.05]

 

SINGLE SPOT CHECKS

  • New Patients - Concession:
    Out-of-pocket cost: $61.25 [Patients are required to pay $100 up-front on the day of the appointment and will receive a Medicare rebate of $38.75]
  • New Patients - Private:
    Out-of-pocket cost: $81.25 [Patients are required to pay $120 up-front on the day of the appointment and will receive a Medicare rebate of $38.75]
  • Existing Patients: 
    Bulk billed up to 2 in one calendar year


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