Skin Cancer Medicine
Woonona Medical Practice offer a professional, bulk billed Skin Cancer checkup clinic on Monday afternoons with Dr David Stewart. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Australia and whilst the majority of skin cancers are found on the head, face, back, arms and legs, they can appear on any part of the body.
The main cause of skin cancer is UV radiation from the sun and at any sex or age anyone can get a skin cancer, especially if you have:
- Fair skin and freckles easily
- Light-coloured red hair and eyes
- Moles on your body
- Family history of skin cancer
- Spent a lot of time outdoors
Cryotherapy and diathermy (freezing and burning of skin lesions) are available treatment options.