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CQ Skin Cancer Centre
We are a private billing clinic. Medicare rebates available.
No referral required.
Monday - Friday: 7.00am - 4.00pm
9/11 Downie Avenue
Bucasia, QLD 4750
Phone: 07 4954 7755
Parking is provided at the front of the centre.
Skin cancer and skin health services for you
Skin cancer checks
Receive a full-body examination of your entire skin surface with a qualified doctor utilising dermoscopy for earliest skin cancer diagnosis.
Total body photography
The skin imaging technology creates a baseline record of your skin and monitors changes over time for the earliest skin cancer detection.
Skin cancer diagnosis
Safe, timely and efficient diagnosis of skin cancer with dermoscopy, digital imaging and pathology-confirmed biopsy.
Additional services available
Ingrown toenail surgery
Safe medical procedures available to remove ingrown toenails in a dedicated operating theatre and to treat infection, redness and pain in the feet and toes.
Our clinic uses HotDoc for online bookings and SMS reminders
Full body skin cancer check
$120 - $176
Fee may vary depending on appointment length.
Medicare rebate available
$140 - $176
$120 - $158 (pensioners)
Total body photography
Recommended for earliest detection in high-risk patients.
$100 all patients
LED light therapy
Depending on the number of sessions
Photodynamic therapy: Price upon consultation
At our skin cancer clinic in Central Queensland (Mackay), CQ Skin Cancer Centre, we provide a comprehensive approach to looking after your skin health. The qualified team works primarily in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, and experienced doctors are supported by a highly trained team of support staff for your optimal care. Following our vision of a world where nobody dies of skin cancer, we deliver the highest standard of care and save lives every day. Our medical team will provide you with expert advice, utmost skill – and most importantly, peace of mind. We can help you with skin cancer screening and diagnosis, total body photography, surgical and non-surgical skin cancer treatments, sun damage repair, mole removal, and wound and scar management.
Conveniently located on the corner of Downie Avenue and Edmonds Street, Bucasia, just 25 minutes from the Mackay CBD, free on-site parking is provided at the front door. If you arrive by car, entry via Downie Avenue is best. If you're taking public transport, there is a bus stop right outside at Edmonds St at Downie Avenue.
Your health and satisfaction are at the forefront of everything we do. We understand that all patients have varying requirements and aspirations; therefore, we will always tailor your care plan for you and work hard to exceed your expectations. Thank you for choosing us for your skin check in Mackay!
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Frequently asked questions
How do I know if I have a blood blister or a melanoma?
If you have any unusual lesions on your body that stand out from the rest, or if a lesion is not going away on its own after several weeks or months, it's essential to get it assessed by a doctor. Typically, melanoma will show one of the ABCD signs: Asymmetry, irregular Border, multiple Colours, or Diameter larger than 6mm.
Where can I find a skin cancer clinic in Mackay?
Conveniently located on the corner of Downie Avenue and Edmonds Street, Bucasia, CQ Skin Cancer Centre in Mackay is just 25 minutes from the Mackay CBD. Free on-site parking is provided at the front door. If you arrive by car, entry via Downie Avenue is best. If you're taking public transport, there is a bus stop right outside at Edmonds St at Downie Avenue.
What does the earliest stage of skin cancer look like?
Early melanomas are usually very small (less than 1mm) and have not yet spread to other areas of the body such as the lymph nodes or other organs. Melanoma typically stands out as looking different from the rest of the lesions on your skin and often shows one of the ABCD signs: Asymmetry, irregular Border, multiple Colours, or Diameter larger than 6mm. Non-melanoma skin cancers such as squamous or basal cell carcinomas can appear as a scaly red patch on sun-exposed areas of the skin, an open sore that won't heal, a rough or thick patch of irritated skin, a raised growth, or even a blister. They can become crusty and easily bleed. Early skin cancers may show no symptoms at all, which is why regular professional skin checks are so important.
Are skin checks covered by Medicare?
Comprehensive skin cancer checks are privately billed, which means they are not fully covered by Medicare. However, after you pay the upfront cost of the skin check, you can claim a partial Medicare rebate of approximately $39 or more.
How can you tell if a spot is cancerous?
The only definitive way to identify a skin malignancy is to have it assessed by a doctor with training in skin cancer medicine, who will examine the lesion with a dermatoscope and perform a biopsy to confirm their diagnosis. Skin cancer cannot be diagnosed with the naked eye, but in between professional skin checks you can self-monitor for any spots that are crusting, bleeding, itching, standing out from the rest, or new or changing in any way.
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