Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. At least two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70.
Over 1,000 Australians are treated for skin cancer every day and over 1,830 Australians die from skin cancer each year. In Victoria alone, 401 people die from skin cancer (316 from melanoma and 85 from non melanoma skin cancer) each year – that is many more than Victoria’s annual road toll.
The major cause of skin cancer is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and other artificial sources, such as solariums .
Main types of skin cancer :
The good news is that skin cancer is one of the most preventable form of cancer in Australia. Over 95% of skin cancers can be successfully treated if found early.
We are pleased to advise that within our practice, Dr Hany Georgeos is Skin Cancer College Accredited.
This means that he has successfully completed high level training with the Skin Cancer College Australasia and has proven skills and knowledge in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer.
So book an appointment today with Dr Georgeos for a professional skin check up & advice on treatment if required ( Private billing applies) .
Total Body Mole Mapping
Our Sister clinic Somerville Street Clinic is equipped with the latest in mole mapping technology for skin cancer diagnosis and monitoring, the FotoFinder ATBM master, which uses state of art software in detection of the earliest melanomas. It’s also operated by Dr Georgeos and is highly recommended for patients With numerous moles or at high risk of skin cancers. Learn more at Somerville Street clinic website.
Book your Mole Map Appointment online