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Skin Cancer Clinics for check ups

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    Hi all, got a couple of moles etc I want to get checked, I am unsure as to whether I should go to my GP or to one of these skin cancer clinics. Any ideas?

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    Your regular doctor should be able to have a look I reckon.

     

    You might be lucky enough to have a skin specialist in the practice.

     

    I was that lucky - doc removed a nasty lump a few years ago.

     

    Never hesitate to get any lumps or bumps checked!!!

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    Hi all, got a couple of moles etc I want to get checked, I am unsure as to whether I should go to my GP or to one of these skin cancer clinics. Any ideas?

     

    well...given that specialist skin cancer clinics like Rainforest will Bulk Bill-why wouldn't you go there?

     

    If you have moles the other thing you should do is take a photo with your cell phone and get an appointment as and when they show changes.

     

    :swoon: John B

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    well...given that specialist skin cancer clinics like Rainforest will Bulk Bill-why wouldn't you go there?

     

    If you have moles the other thing you should do is take a photo with your cell phone and get an appointment as and when they show changes.

     

    :swoon: John B

     

    Thanks for that. I had looked a while ago for skin clinics which bulk billed and couldn't find any. Thanks. :-)

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    I would go to my GP. Many GPs have certified training in skin cancer, they would examine and remove most of them or refer to Specialists when appropriate...

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    I haven't had good experiences with GPs here.

    I asked some advice from one this week who told me to look on the Internet! Which has of course done nothing than help me find worst case scenarios.

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    We go every year for a skin cancer check up at Ibis Skin Cancer Clinic on South Road. I came across them by accident one day when I was walking passed and I went in for a chat to find out more information. A once a year check up used to be covered by medicare, but we now pay a gap of approx $25 each, which we are happy to pay for peace of mind. As with most cancers the earlier the detection the better your chances.

     

    You strip to your underwear and the Doctor checks all your moles and brown spots and then makes a record and measurement of any larger moles. The Doctor then obviously has a year on year record to refer to.

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