In Western Australia with its high daily sun exposure and clear skies, skin cancer is an important cause of illness and early death. Regular checks for the presence of either sun damaged skin cancer or the more serious melanoma form of skin cancer should be a routine for all people.
Some people because of their occupational exposure or their skin type are more prone to skin cancer, and these people should be checked at more regular intervals than others with low sunlight exposure or skin with more pigment. The doctors at Health Watch will examine your skin and biopsy any skin lesion that is of concern. Where necessary patients will be referred for more tumour specific management.
Talk to the reception staff about having a skin cancer screen.