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Redgum Skin Cancer Centre
174 Hancock Road, Ridgehaven, SA 5097

Redgum Skin Cancer Centre

Location: 174 Hancock Road, Ridgehaven, SA 5097

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174 Hancock Road, Ridgehaven, SA 5097
Working Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Parking Instructions: On-site parking is available in the car park behind the centre.

At Redgum Skin Cancer Centre, we provide a comprehensive approach to looking after the health of your skin and offer trusted advice in the areas of skin cancer diagnosis, management, repair and rejuvenation. We offer full-body dermal imaging using the latest technology with ongoing photographic surveillance and monitoring of moles, and we are dedicated to ongoing patient and community education to prevent skin cancer and promote early detection. We help with both short- and long-term treatment options for skin cancers, benign lesions, seborrheic keratoses, cysts, and skin tags.

Ideally located in Ridgehaven (Adelaide, South Australia), we give patients prompt and effective access to skin screening, diagnosis, treatment, repair, and rejuvenation.

Redgum 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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Our team

Dr Paul Cowie

Skin Cancer Doctor

Dr Lynton Stephens

Skin Cancer Doctor

Leonie

Practice Manager

Elena

Receptionist

Kirsty

Receptionist

Shelley

Receptionist

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 Skin Cancer 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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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.

Redgum 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.

With the exception of Gold card Veterans who will be fully bulk billed, patients will fall into one of two categories: Private and Concession which includes Healthcare card holders and aged pensioners.

 

Annual skin checks and reviews

Concession

Out-of-pocket cost: $36.25 [$75 up-front with a Medicare rebate of $38.75]

Skin checks for children under 16 are offered at concession rates.

 

Private

Out-of-pocket cost: $51.25 [$90 up-front with a Medicare rebate of $38.75]

 

Biopsies

Out-of-pocket cost: $0 [$45.80 up-front with a Medicare rebate of $45.80]


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