Forest Hill skin cancer clinic ( or whatever name we choose ) is a professional clinic dedicated to providing high-quality skin cancer management to our community. We offer full body skin checks, spot checks, biopsies of suspicious lesions, and treatment options for management of different types of skin cancers – both surgical and non-surgical.
Type of skin cancers and treatment options:
Skin cancer most commonly affects older adults, but it can also affect younger adults, and rarely, children.
Skin cancer tends to affect individuals with fair skin (Fitzpatrick skin phototype I, II and III), although people with darker skin can also develop skin cancer.
People who have had skin cancer have an increased risk of developing other skin cancers. A family history of skin cancer also increases risk.
Skin cancer is the out-of-control growth of abnormal cells in the epidermis, the outermost skin layer, caused by unrepaired DNA damage that triggers mutations. These mutations lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors. The main types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), melanoma.
- Basal cell carcinoma (BCC):
BCC is the most common form of skin cancer and often develops on skin areas typically exposed to the sun, especially the face, ears, neck, scalp, shoulders and back. BCCs can be locally destructive if not detected and treated early. Very rarely, these cancers can metastasize (spread to other parts of the body) and can be fatal.
Treatment Options include:
Services and Pricing:
For most skin cancers, a number of effective treatments including excisions/skin flaps can usually be performed in our clinic, using a local anaesthetic with minimal pain. Complex and large lesions will be appropriately referred for further management.
Out of pocket expense(after medicare rebate)
Full body skin check
Single spot check
Skin biopsy(multiple – on same day)
$35 – $50( total for all biopsies irrespective of the number)
Skin excisions (single)
Skin excisions ( x2 )
$70 – $100( depending on the procedure and time involved)
DVA card holders will be bulk billed for all the services There will be a missed appointment or a late cancellation fee of $50