SKIN CANCER CLINIC – ERINA – CENTRAL COAST
The facilities team of skin cancer doctors has combined experience of over 25 years.
With a dedicated procedure room, Erina Fair Medical Care is set up as a first class skin cancer treatment facility.
Skin Checks are Bulk Billed for all those on Centrelink Pension and Healthcare cards. For others the skin check costs $105 and you receive a Medicare rebate of around $72.
Our skin cancer doctors:
Dr Johan de Kock
Dr Abhijit (Colin) Kshirsagar
Utilising modern detection equipment along with a wealth of experience, we are your comprehensive skin cancer clinic.
TYPE OF SKIN CANCERS
There are three types of skin cancers you should be aware of:
- Melanoma – the least common but most dangerous affecting our young Australians
- Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) – the most common but least dangerous
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) – somewhere in between the above two
The ABCD of melanoma detection can be a useful guide when checking your skin.
ABCD MELANOMA DETECTION GUIDE
A is for Asymmetry –
Look for spots that lack symmetry. That is, if a line was drawn through the middle, the two sides would not match up.
B is for Border –
A spot with a spreading or irregular edge (notched).
C is for Colour –
Blotchy spots with a number of colours such as black, blue, red, white and/or grey.
D is for Diameter –
Look for spots that are getting bigger.
These are some changes to look out for when checking your skin for signs of any cancer:
- New moles.
- Moles that increases in size.
- An outline of a mole that becomes notched.
- A spot that changes colour from brown to black or is varied.
- A spot that becomes raised or develops a lump within it.
- The surface of a mole becoming rough, scaly or ulcerated.