Skin Cancer Clinic
At Hornsby Fountain Medical Centre we are committed to:
Raising skin cancer awareness and providing active preventative skin cancer information, advice and care
Ensuring we have the in-house capabilities to perform skin cancer checks, melanoma checks, mole removals and regular follow-ups.
Our Skin GP’s are trained in early detection, diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management of all types of skin cancer. Our doctors performing skin cancer checks, procedures and surgeries are:
Dr Shamsunnaher Renu (Female GP)
Dr Jing Rao (Female GP)
Dr Jill Zhang (Female GP)
Skin Cancer Checks are not bulk billed and cost between $95 and $140 (Medicare rebate processed on the day, approx. $65 gap)
Please check with the GP to quote for biopsies and excisions. At Hornsby Fountain Medical Centre, we believe that ‘prevention is better than cure and an early detection of skin cancer can save your life’.
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:
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.