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The Doctors Skin Cancer Clinic @ Lavington

We are pleased to have The Doctors Skin Cancer Clinic @ Lavington now operating from 347 Wagga Road Lavington.

Dr Navindra Madawala

  • MBBS, FRACGP
  • Cert. in Primary Care Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Cert. In Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine
  • Cert. in Advanced Dermoscopy & Histopathology
  • "Our aim is to provide early assessment and diagnosis of skin lesions".

SERVICES AVAILABLE:

  • Full body skin checks
  • Surgical excision provided on site, including flap repairs.

Digital MoleMapping Available using the state of the art digital Molemax HD Machine. This allows storage of photos for ongoing comparison for early identification of changes to lesions -The fee will depend on the number of moles to be mapped and therefore the time taken to complete the screening.

MEDICARE: At this stage there is no Medicare cover for the MoleMap procedure. PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE: Insurers' policies are quite dynamic and as such we cannot provide guidance on which ones provide coverage (full or partial) for the MoleMap procedure. Please enquire from your provider requesting details on coverage for "Melanoma surveillance imaging and diagnosis".

Two in three Australians will develop skin cancer before the age of 70. The good news is that 95 percent of skin cancers can be successfully treated if detected early.

A simple check could save your life. We should all check our skin regularly. Get to know your skin and take immediate action if you notice any changes.

If you have fair skin, blue or green eyes, fair or red hair or lots of moles or freckles you are at high risk of developing skin cancer.

Cumulative UV exposure also contributes to your risk of developing skin cancer. So if you grew up in Australia, work outdoors or spend lots of time in the sun you should take time to protect and check your skin.

PREVENTION

Avoid sunburn by minimising sun exposure when the SunSmart UV Alert exceeds 3 and especially in the middle of the day when UV levels are most intense. Seek shade, wear a hat that covers the head, neck and ears, wear sun protective clothing and close-fitting sunglasses, and wear an SPF30+ sunscreen. Avoid using solariums (tanning salons).

For more information go to www.cancer.org.au or www.skincancer.org