Skin cancer clinics perform skin and mole examinations, biopsies, and removals of suspicious moles, as well as treatment. They also offer education to help prevent and protect against skin cancer. Skin cancer clinics are typically run by GPs with a special interest and training in skin cancer detection.
At MoleMap, our skin cancer clinics are run by melanographers—registered nurses with specialised training in the early detection of melanoma and other skin cancers. Any suspicious moles undergo further assessment and diagnosis by an accredited dermatologist.
For many people, their first port of call is their local GP. Depending on the GPs level of training in this area, you may be referred to a dermatologist or a skin cancer detection specialist like MoleMap. The benefit of visiting Ballarat skin cancer clinic is that, unlike GPs, we specialise in skin cancer and skin cancer only.
Our melanographers perform skin checks daily, making them highly experienced in knowing what to look for. Additionally, our skin checks include a dermatologist diagnosis, without the need (or wait) for referral. While GPs, dermatologists and skin clinics can check for skin cancer, we recommend choosing the one you feel most comfortable with.
The price for a skin exam can vary, depending on which service provider you choose. At MoleMap we have created a handy services comparison table. You can use this to see what services we offer, compare features and check out our prices.
Choosing your service largely depends on your skin cancer risk. Unsure about your skin cancer risk? Take our quick risk quiz to find out.