Skin Cancer Clinics Perth
Mole screening and skin cancer checks
St John General Practice offers comprehensive mole screening and skin cancer checks for patients across Perth. Skin cancer can appear anywhere on the body, but particularly sun exposed areas. Regular assessments and skin cancer checks are recommended as part of a regular adult health check-up.
With WA’s amazing beaches and phenomenal weather, skin cancer is a real concern for all of us. If you are performing self-checks, take care to regularly check moles on your face, scalp, arms, legs, and neck, as these are particularly susceptible to excess sun exposure.
Skin checks and screening services
We have skin cancer clinics located in various suburbs across Perth, including Cannington, Joondalup, Cockburn and Armadale. Patients are treated by doctors who are trained in skin cancer diagnosis and management.
Our fully equipped skin cancer clinics feature state-of-the-art technology, allowing us to view skin lesions at up to 40 times magnification and perform skin cancer screening for early detection. This provides additional opportunities for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment, giving you added peace of mind.
To find out more or to book a skin check, contact your nearest St John General Practice location in Perth.
Clinic procedures include (but are not limited to):
Regular 12 month screening is recommended for the majority of Australian adults. In cases of early detection where the skin cancer is small, minor surgery can be performed by a GP or dermatologist.
This procedure includes:
- Digital photography
- Early detection-diagnosis and treatment
- Removal of skin cancers
- Biopsies of suspicious dermatological lesions and/or referral
- Wedge resections
- Lesion removals
- Hyfrecation for lesions and blemishes
When should you see a Doctor about your Skin?
Regular 12 month screening is recommended for the majority of Australian adults. You should also consult a GP if you notice any of the following:
- When you notice any changes on the skin
- When you have a sore, cut or scratch that does not heal
- When a new mole, lump or spot appears
- When an existing mole changes colour, size, shape or has started to itch or bleed
- When a spot or lump bleeds easily when rubbed