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Monash Skin Cancer Centre

Monash Skin Cancer Centre

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There is no excuse under the sun. Don't ignore the facts:

  • 2 out of 3 Australians WILL get skin cancer
  • Early detection in the ONLY defence
  • A skin check can SAVE your life


Monash Skin Cancer CentreThe Monash Skin Cancer Centre has been purpose-built to deliver the highest standard of care in Skin Cancer Medicine. We offer a skin cancer service like no other, with a specially qualified team of doctors who provide expert, trusted advice in the areas of skin cancer management. Our doctors are supported by a team of highly trained staff who will confidently address all your skin cancer concerns.

onveniently located opposite the Monash Medical Centre, the Monash Skin Cancer Centre provides vital skin cancer services that save lives. We give patients prompt and effective access to screening, diagnosis and treatment all under one roof. Thanks to our dedicated operating theatres and professional support team, patiens face short waiting times to receive vital treatment.

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 Monash 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.


A world where
nobody dies 
from skin cancer


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


Determined to make a difference
Enthusiastic team
Excellence in delivery
Passionate about saving lives

Our location

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245 Clayton Road, Clayton VIC 3168
Working Hours: 8:30AM to 6:00PM
Parking Instructions: There is ample parking at the rear of the building, accessible via our main gate. There is also parking available in the side streets of Clayton Road and paid parking at the Monash Hospital opposite us.

Our team

Dr Ruth Nimbargi

NSCC Doctor

Dr Hamilton Ayres

NSCC Doctor

Claire Begley

Practice manager & Nurse

Wendy Detlefsen

Medical receptionist

Brooke Yeilds

Medical receptionist

Emily Yeilds

Medical receptionist

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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Lesion analysis 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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Patient education

Your doctor will take the time to explain the whole process, from the skin check to the results of your biopsy, and will give you advice to help prevent future skin cancers. We also supply information materials about self-assessment and the proper application of sunscreen. The National Skin Cancer Centres deliver education programs throughout the community to encourage the early detection of skin cancer. Our mission is to save lives and we do this through regular community talks and information nights for non-medical professionals on skin cancer prevention and detection.

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How we make a difference

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.

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 Monash 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. With the exception of Veterans who will continue to be fully bulk
billed, patients will fall into one of two categories, "Concession" and "Private".


Annual skin check and reviews

  • Non-pensioners: $60 out of pocket
    The patient is required to pay $97.05 on the day of the appointment and will receive a $37.05 Medicare rebate.
  • Pensioners: $40 out of pocket
    The patient is required to pay $77.05 on the day of the appointment and will receive a $37.05 Medicare rebate.
  • Non-Residents: $140 out of pocket
    No Medicare rebate and they will need to pay all biopsy and pathology costs.


Annual skin checks and reviews 6.00pm to 9.00pm

  • All patients: $90 out of pocket
    The patient is required to pay $127.05 on the day of the appointment and will receive a $37.05 Medicare rebate.


Spot checks within 12 months of an annual skin check

All patients are bulk-billed.


Biopsies and Cryotherapy during consults

All patients are bulk billed.
If the procedure is performed in operating theatre, additional fees may incur.


Theatre fees

Patients are required to pay the full amount of the item numbers and the theatre fee. Medicare will rebate the value of the item numbers.

  • Non-pensioners: $95 per 15 minutes
  • Pensioners: $45 per 15 minutes