Did you know that just last year the Shoalhaven was identified by the Cancer Council NSW as one of the top 25 Melanoma hot-spots in NSW?
Did you know that you are at more risk of developing skin cancer if you have:
Excessive exposure to UV radiation from sunlight.
Family history of skin cancer
Light skin which burns easily
Lots of moles on your body
Chemical exposure, for example industrial oils, solvents, arsenic and pesticides
Been taking long term medication which suppresses your immune system
A smoking history
Previously had skin cancer
Certain genetic disorders.
Our skin doctors have access to the latest technology in skin-mapping, including total body photography. We use “MoleMax HD” for keeping digital imaging records of your moles and also total body photography. The special camera allows up to 30 X magnification and looks through the top layers of the skin when analysing a mole and stores the images on its database.
This technology enables us to detect subtle changes in moles and new moles be identified over time leading to early detection of melanoma and therefore a better chance of cure.
Winter is an excellent time to go for a skin check so please don’t hesitate to book in your annual skin check or skin assessment with us now.