Skin Cancer Clinic
At Hornsby Fountain Medical Centre we are committed to:
Raising skin cancer awareness and provide 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 GP’s are trained in early detection, diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management of all types of skin cancer.
Our Doctors performing Skin Cancer checks and procedures are:
Dr Ajanthy Arulananthum
Dr Shamsunnaher Renu
Dr Jing Rao
Dr Arundathy Mayooran
All of these GP's have extra training in skin cancer management. Please book a "skin check"" appointment.
Skin cancer checks, biopsies and cryotherapy(liquid nitrogen freezing) are bulk-billed.
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.