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Nearest Centre: Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre

Nearest Centre: Monash Skin Cancer Centre

Nearest Centre: Coorparoo Skin Cancer Centre

Nearest Centre: New Town Skin Cancer Centre

Nearest Centre: Darling Downs Skin Cancer Centre

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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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 technologies including injections, light therapy and chemical peels, our doctors will accurately and safely address your medical and cosmetic skin concerns. Treatments can be used to combat signs of ageing, skin cancer, sun damage, acne, rosacea, and other skin conditions.

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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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Nearest centre

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280 Oxley Ave, Margate QLD 4019
P: 07 3284 3030
Working hours: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Parking instructions: There is free parking available on Oxley Avenue or in the neighbouring Woolworths car park.
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245 Clayton Road, Clayton VIC 3168
P: 03 8513 0303
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.
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1/148 Chatsworth Rd, Coorparoo QLD 4151
P: 07 3324 0466
Working hours: 8:30AM to 6:00PM
Parking instructions: There is limited free parking on-site behind the building, accessible via Trundle Street. There is also free parking on Trundle Street.
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137 New Town Road, New Town, TAS 7008
P: 03 6228 0041
Working hours: 8:30AM to 5:00PM
Parking instructions: Free parking is available in Roope Street and in the designated signed area behind the Talbot Hotel.
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2/78 Margaret St, Toowoomba City QLD 4350
P: 07 4638 9299
Working hours: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Parking instructions: We are on the corner of Lindsay and Margaret Streets, opposite Queens Park. Street parking is available in addition to a small carpark behind the building, accessible via Wendt Lane. Two disabled parks are located at the front of the building.

Our doctors

Dr Victor Harling

  • MBBS
  • Graduated from The University of Queensland in 1983

Dr Colin Armstrong

  • BSc, BMBS, MMed (Skin Cancer), FRACGP
  • Graduated from Flinders University in 1990

Dr Tars Lim

  • MBBS, FRACGP, Dip Dermatology (Wales)
  • Graduated from The University of Queensland in 1967

Dr Lisa Daniels

  • MBBS, FRACGP
  • Graduated from the University of Sydney

Dr Paul Paterson

  • BSc, BA, MBBS, FRACGP
  • Graduated from The University of Queensland in 2003

Dr Ian Greenwood

  • MBBS

Dr Ruth Nimbargi

  • MBBS, FRACGP, Dip Dermatology
  • Graduated university in India in 1992

Dr Hamilton Ayres

  • BMBS, BA, BSc, FRACGP
  • Graduated from Flinders University in 2004

Dr Alvin Prakash

  • MBBS, FRACGP
  • Graduated from James Cook University in 2008

Dr Francis Tan

  • MMed (Skin Cancer), MBBS
  • Graduated from The University of New South Wales in 1986

Dr Tim Hackett

  • MBBS, FSCCA, MMed (Skin Cancer), Dip. Dermoscopy (Graz)
  • Graduated from The University of Queensland in 1984

Dr Wayne Meiklejohn

  • MBBS, MMed (Skin Cancer), Dip. Dermatology
  • Graduated from The University of Queensland in 1980

Dr Craig Russell

  • BM, FRACGP
  • Graduated from Newcastle University in 1996

Dr Ian Thompson

  • FACRRM, FACSCM
  • Graduated from The University of Queensland in 1976

Dr Yvette Wylde

  • MBBS, FRACGP, Grad Dip RGP, DRACOG, BVA
  • Graduated from The University of Queensland in 1991

Dr Dianne King

  • B.Med Sci, MBBS, DCH, DRANZCOG, FRACGP, DPD, MMed (Skin Cancer), Dip. Aesthetic Medicine
  • Graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1989

Dr Tim Barnes

  • BM BS
  • Graduated from Flinders University of South Australia in 1986

Dr Rachel Bradley

  • MBBS, FRACGP
  • Graduated university in Newcastle, UK, in 1997

Dr Jack Charlton

  • MBBS, FRACGP, DCH
  • Graduated from the University of Tasmania

Dr Emma Foster

  • MBBS, FRACGP
  • Graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2009

Dr Jedrek Marek

  • MBBS, FRACGP
  • Graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1994

Dr Eliza Reid

  • MBBS
  • Graduated university in Tasmania in 2012

Dr Sally Peacock

  • MBBS
  • Graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2013