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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

Skin cancer treatments

Skin cancer treatmentsWe go above and beyond to ensure your skin health needs are met with expert diagnosis and treatment. We strive to deliver prompt, efficient and effective treatments that minimise scarring. Most skin cancers can be completely cured if detected early.

The treatment you receive will depend on multiple factors:

  • The type of cancer: for example, melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, or squamous cell carcinoma. Some cancers are more dangerous than others and all must be treated with appropriate techniques.
  • The size: Some cancers can spread out across a larger area of skin, or may have penetrated deeper into underlying tissues.
  • The location: A skin cancer on your arm will require different treatment to a cancer on a body part, which is more sensitive.
  • Whether it has spread to other parts of your body: Sometimes, skin cancers can spread to other body organs, requiring a combination of different treatment methods.

Some skin cancers are removed with surgery. This involves excising the cancerous spot using a scalpel blade, after the area is numbed with a local anaesthetic. The doctor will remove a margin of surrounding tissue as well, to ensure the entire skin cancer has been successfully excised. The wound is sealed with sutures and dressed.

There are also non-surgical treatment options, which the doctor will consider if appropriate. These include:

  • Curettage: The doctor removes the skin cancer by scraping it with a sharp instrument and burning the tissue to eliminate cancer cell remnants. This is often used to treat superficial cancers confined to the top layer of skin.
  • Cryotherapy: The doctor freezes the skin cancer with liquid nitrogen, killing the tumour cells.
  • Topical treatments: This involves the application of creams that stimulate the immune system and promote your own body to destroy the cancer naturally.

If your skin cancer is at an advanced stage or has spread to other organs, we will assist you with onward referral to undergo radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Don’t worry – if detected early, this is a highly unlikely outcome.

 

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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.

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Full-body skin examinations

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Lesion analysis with dermoscopy

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Diagnosis through biopsies

Diagnosis through biopsies

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Skin repair and rejuvenation

Skin repair and rejuvenation

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Patient education

Patient education

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