Information and resources about keeping your skin healthy, preventing skin cancer and detecting skin cancer as early as possible.
Reduce your risk
The best-known and most effective way of reducing your risk of skin cancer is to minimise unnecessary exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
Ultraviolet radiation and the UV index
Enable early diagnosis
The main way a skin cancer check reduces the risk of serious skin cancers is by finding and enabling treatment of early skin cancers. But many skin cancers are detected by the patient or their family member/friend. You get maximum protection by having a skin cancer check performed professionally, and checking your own skin.
Photographing your own moles and skin lesions
Improve your skin health
Treating areas of sun damaged skin may help reduce the risk of future non-melanoma skin cancers, as well as improving skin appearance.
How your lifestyle affects your skin
Treatments for sun-damaged and ageing skin
Minimising scarring after surgical procedures
After your skin check
It's reassuring to have your skin checked, especially if no suspicious spots are discovered. But the risk of skin cancer continues after your visit.
After your skin check: what next?
News and blog articles about skin cancer prevention and skin health
Appointments at short notice
If you are concerned about a spot and can't book an early appointment online, call us on 03 9098 7474. We'll do our best to see you in 1-2 days.
Where to get moles checked: Finding a clinic to perform a mole check
Choosing the right person or clinic for a mole check or skin check is a crucial step in detecting skin cancer. Your own GP might have experience in diagnosing and treating skin cancers. If not, a skin cancer clinic can be a suitable alternative. This article describes some of the factors you should take into consideration when deciding where to have your skin checked.
When to get a mole checked: Signs it’s time to schedule a check-up for your moles
When should you have moles checked? Should a doctor check all of your skin for cancer, or just individual moles? In this article, we discuss ways of deciding whether you should have a skin cancer check or a mole check, and when is the best time.
You're probably not applying enough sunscreen
Even if you're using SPF50+ sunscreen every day, there's a good chance you aren't properly protected by sunscreen.
Children and skin checks
It can be concerning when your child starts to develop new moles and spots, especially if they've had recent sun exposure. But in almost all children, the risk of skin cancer is very low and routine screening isn't recommended.
Diabetes medication can reduce skin cancer risk
A medication commonly used for diabetes has been shown to have the desirable side effect of reducing the risk of basal cell carcinoma.
Johnson & Johnson is recalling its spray-on sunscreen due to the possible presence of benzene.
Treatments for scars after procedures
All surgical procedures leave scars, which are sometimes unsightly and uncomfortable. We're now offering new treatments to help prevent overgrown scars, and reduce existing ones.