Skin Cancer Checks, Diagnosis and Treatments
The skin is the largest external organ of the body and needs special treatment and maintenance.
We have managed more than 15,000 Skin Cancer patients in the last decade.
We are known for:
- Affordable Treatment
- No Waiting Time
We always encourage everyone in Mornington Peninsula to ask locals about us. We strongly believe in the word of mouth and feedback we get from our patients.
Our skin cancer, mole check, and mole mapping clinic services the broader Mornington Peninsula, communities from Dromana, Rosebud, Rye, Sorrento, and beyond, patients from everywhere in Victoria.
We proudly look after Skin Cancer Patients who drive hundreds of kilometres to have their skin checked.
We will take their skin check serious as much as they take this serious.
What Happens On The Day Of Your Skin Check?
Learn more about how to prepare for your Skin Check appointments with Elite Medical Centre.
You will be given a questionnaire to complete prior to your appointment, this will take around 10 minutes to complete, so please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
Your skin should be free of any foundation, make up or coloured products over the area of interest for skin check. You will need to remove clothing down to your underwear.
If you need to have a “Full Body Mole Mapping”, Our Skin Cancer nurses will take your photos by our latest technology Mole Mapping Machine (ATBM). This will help us to have your baseline Mole map so that we can compare them in 12 months and see if any of them have changed significantly.
Our accredited Skin cancer doctor then will use a Dermatoscope to have a close up/magnified look at any spots of concern. A dermatoscope is a bit like a torch with a magnifying glass attached to the end.
Using a dermatoscope is painless. Sometimes the doctor may take a photograph of a spot or mole, so it can be monitored over time for any changes in appearance.
Our Skin cancer specialist will tell you straight away if you have any mole or spots which require testing. To test the mole or spot he will either take a small biopsy (sample) of it, or completely excise (cut out) the spot of concern – under local/general anaesthetic of course.
In most cases, another appointment will be made to remove the abnormal mole or spot. This type of minor surgery can be carried out at Elite Medical Centre.
After it is removed, the mole or spot is sent to a pathology laboratory for testing. Receiving the test results can take from one to several days, depending on the pathology provider.
We always use the most experienced pathology labs and Pathologists (Dermopathologists) for accurate results. Their quality of service is also bulk billing with no added fee for Histopathology.
In most cases, when found early, skin cancer can be easily and successfully treated with surgery. Most skin cancers are cured once they are removed. Other non-surgical treatments such as cream, radiotherapy or light therapy (Photo Dynamic Therapy – PDT) may be used, but this will depend on the type of skin cancer found.
Depending on your level of risk for developing skin cancer, your doctor may recommend regular follow up skin checks. The frequency for follow-up skin checks can vary from every few months, to once every year or two.
If you want to assess your risk of developing skin cancer, use this skin cancer risk prediction tool.
Elite Skin Clinic - Services
1-2 Skin Lesions Examination
You can book an appointment to see one our skin cancer doctors to assess 1-2 concerning spots and your consult will be based on normal consult fee.
It can be as a referral by another doctor to get the second opinion as well. No referral needed and waiting time will be minimal.
Digital Mole Mapping
If you are a high risk skin cancer patient, based on our assessment or your interest, we will provide you a full body digital mole mapping.
It takes normally about 40 min, by our Melanographer then will be assessed by our skin cancer doctors and costs only $250 privately.
Full Body Skin Check
If you are an outdoor person or having a strong personal or family history for skin cancer, it would be suggested to get your full skin check once yearly.
It usually takes 20 min and will cost $200 for medicare card holders. ( Bulk billing for DVA Gold members)
Elite Skin Clinic - Fees
|APPOINTMENT||DURATION||FEE||OUT OF POCKET*|
|SKIN CHECK (1-2 SPOTS)||15 min||$100||$60|
|FULL BODY SKIN CHECK / MOLE MAPPING||20 min||$200 – $250||$110-150|
Meet our Skin Doctors
What is skin cancer?
Skin cancer begins when healthy cells change and grow out of control, forming a mass called a tumour. A tumour can be cancerous (malignant) or benign.
A malignant tumour can grow and spread to other parts of the body. A benign tumour means the tumour can grow but will not spread.
There are two main types of skin cancer: melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, and the number of cases for both is increasing worldwide.
What is melanoma?
Melanoma is the skin cancer in the cells that produce pigment – called melanocytes.