Skin cancer clinics in Adelaide, South Australia
Our skin cancer clinics in Adelaide, South Australia offer a thorough method of caring for the health of your skin. Our qualified doctors collaborate with our highly skilled team of staff, who are primarily focused on the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer to provide the best care possible.
Our skin cancer clinic in Gilles Plains can assist you with skin cancer checks, melanoma screening, total body photography, surgical and non-surgical skin cancer treatments, wound and scar management, and more because melanoma diagnoses in South Australia can be up to 17% higher than the national average. There are also topical cosmetic skin treatments available, including mole removal and treatments for sun damage.
Patients visit us from all over Adelaide and South Australia, including Gilles Plains, Ridgehaven, Oakden, Holden Hill, Hillcrest, Windsor Gardens, Valley View, Walkley Heights, and surrounds. Our local Adelaide doctors are accessible in one convenient location to save you time and make it easier for you to prioritise your skin health.
Our skin cancer clinics in Adelaide and around South Australia
Services at our skin cancer clinics in Adelaide (South Australia)
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 surgery
Skin cancer surgery, one of the most effective skin cancer treatments, is delivered in dedicated operating theatres with thorough aftercare.
Sun damage repair
Topical treatments to reduce your skin cancer risk and treat superficial skin cancers, precancerous lesions, sun damage, pigmentation & spots.
LED light wound & scar therapy
LED light therapy is used to reduce pain, accelerate healing and improve scarring results after procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are skin cancer checks important in Adelaide and around South Australia?
In South Australia, melanoma diagnoses can be up to 17% higher than the national average. Early detection provides the best chances of successful treatment.
At least once a year, or more frequently if you have a history of skin cancer or are at high risk, you should have a trained medical practitioner examine your skin. A routine self-examination is also an excellent way to keep track of your skin between skin checks, but it should not be relied upon to catch everything as skin cancer is often invisible to the naked eye.
Our clinic in Adelaide has doctors with special training in skin cancer who will thoroughly inspect your skin for moles, freckles, lumps, or any other indications of skin cancer.
Am I at risk of skin cancer?
Over one million skin cancers are treated every year in Australia, the skin cancer capital of the world. That’s more than 100 every hour! People living in Adelaide may be at even higher risk if they:
- Have had skin cancer before
- Have a family history of melanoma
- Have lots of moles
- Have fair skin or fair hair
- Have blue or green eyes
- Are aged over 40
- Work outdoors or regularly enjoy outdoor activities
- Have ever been severely sunburnt
- Have ever used a solarium (tanning bed)
- Are male
What are the types of skin cancer?
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
The most common form of skin cancer but the least dangerous. The disease usually occurs on the upper body, head, and neck. Symptoms include lumps or dry, scaly areas. Basal cell carcinoma can be red, pale or pearly in colour. In time, it may become ulcerated or appear like an unhealed sore.
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
It is not as dangerous as melanoma, but it can spread to other parts of the body if left untreated. Over several months, it grows on sun-exposed skin. It can look like a thickened, red, scaly spot that bleeds easily, crusts or ulcerates.
A very dangerous form of skin cancer that claims one life every five hours in Australia. It often appears as a skin lesion that is different from the other lesions on your body, with irregular borders and multiple colours, but some melanomas are invisible or show no signs at all.
What are skin checks?
A skin cancer check in Adelaide and South Australia takes 15-30 minutes. Our doctors with advanced training in skin cancer will check your entire skin surface. You will be required to undress to your underwear, and a gown or blanket can be provided for your comfort.
Skin malignancies may grow anywhere on the body, so if you discover worrisome areas under your underwear, you should inform your doctor. The genital region is rarely typically inspected, so the physician will only examine these areas at your request.
How often should I get my skin checked?
If you are at a high risk for skin cancer in Adelaide and South Australia, you may require regular follow-up skin cancer screenings.
A follow-up skin examination may be conducted every few months to once a year. You will receive regular reminders to perform skin checks, but keeping your own records is recommended.
How can a doctor with advanced skin cancer training help me?
Our skin clinics are designed for examining, diagnosing and treating skin cancer, all in one location. About 99 per cent of skin cancers are curable if detected and treated early.
A regular skin cancer check is your best defence against complex surgeries, costly procedures, and even death. Our doctors have a wealth of experience, skills and recognised certifications in skin cancer care and utilise the latest skin cancer detection and treatment tools.