Our skin cancer screening is thorough and may take between 20-40 minutes, depending on your risk factors and skin type.
The majority of patients will have a comprehensive head to toe check, which is where the skin is examined with only underwear being left on.
A more limited examination may be performed if desired by the patient (e.g. exposed areas only, upper half only, or even just a single spot). Privacy is respected at all times and patients may ask for a chaperone to be present if they wish.
The skin is examined with bright light and then dermoscopy is performed using a handheld dermatoscope.
If need be, we can treat skin cancers and/or abnormal lesions on the spot, either by freezing (cryotherapy), a punch biopsy or surgical excision. Our doctors will also provide advice on general skin care, skin cancer prevention and early detection.
If you would like to make an appointment at our Bowral skin cancer clinic, please call our friendly receptionists on 4861 3855 and specify that you would like to book for a Comprehensive Skin Cancer Screening.