Diagnosing skin cancer

Skin cancer diagnosis is increasing despite media messages regarding sun protection and increased awareness amongst the public.

The most serious types of skin cancer can be life threatening. For this reason, it is important to protect your skin from the sun and remain vigilant for new or changing growths.

Fortunately, most types of skin cancer to do not threaten general health or decrease life expectancy, but will still require some treatment.

Types of Skin Cancer

The following represent the more common types of skin cancer, although there are other rarer forms that we have the expertise to diagnose and treat.

  • Malignant melanoma
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Rare skin cancers

Whether you are simply worried that you may have a skin cancer, or have been formally diagnosed, our consultants are able to provide comprehensive treatment or a second opinion.

Pre-cancerous changes

There are a number of skin changes that can be an "early warning" that develop before an actual skin cancer forms.  Common examples are:

  • Lentigo Maligna
  • Actinic Keratosis

Treatment options

These can be treated in a variety of ways - both surgical and non-surgical.  Non-surgical treatments include creams and photodynamic therapy.