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All moles and spots are not harmless. Odd shaped, lumpy or coloured moles can be Melanoma, that can develop into serious issues if they are not treated. Booking a spot or mole check, Sunshine Coast appointment with the is the best way to ensure you are getting a full assessment of your spots to understand whether they are benign or malignant and put a treatment plan straight away or plan a follow-up to see whether your spot remains benign.

Other than a clinical assessment of a new or growing moles, doctors also use specialised dermascope to determine risk of all types of moles or spots on the body. This allows to get a close-up view of the skin and trace any changes over time if required.

What to Expect?

  • At time of booking, you may be encouraged to talk about your concern or check up. The doctor will advise whether the mole or spot check option sounds to be the best option for you.
  • At your appointment the nurse will take you to a private consultation room.
  • Skin cancer doctors whom you have chosen to book with will assess your mentioned spots and make a risk assessment of any new growing moles. He will also use a dermoscope to determine the risk of all moles or spots on your body.
  • In majority of cases your doctor will be able to provide immediate feedback about your concerning spots and advice on one of the outcomes below -
  • Your spot displays no risk, your doctor will advise when you should think about your next check.
  • Your spot display a minor risk and advise that you should come back for more detailed displacement at a given date to measure any changes in your spot
  • Your spots show some risk and the doctor will be able to remove the spot or prescribe medication in the form of a cream that you can purchase at your local pharmacist.
  • Your spots show serious risk of skin cancer. The doctor will organise a time with you for the best management plan to tackle the concern and conduct a full-body examination to check if the issue has already spread.
  • During the appointment, the doctor will give a detailed description of their findings and recommendations and you will be completely welcomed to ask the doctor any question.

Full Body Skin Checks

Just like a mole and spot check, a full body skin check is your most comprehensive option to ensure your skin is cancer free.

What To Expect?

  • Similar to mole or spot check, a nurse will take you to a private consultation room where you will have to undress your underwear to allow for a whole body examination, if you hesitate you can let them know, if you would prefer to keep clothes on.
  • Examination involves lying on a comfortable and fully electronic bed where the doctor examines from head to toe using a specialised dermascope in close detail.
  • As with the spot on mole check, the doctor will give feedback about their findings and you can ask any questions which you like.

When To Book A Skin Check Appointment?

It is suggested to book mole check or full body skin check at least every 12 months. This should be done more often if you -
  • Are mostly exposed to the sun or have fair or freckled skin
  • have any family history of skin cancer
  • are taking medications that can increase the risk of getting skin cancer
  • Suffer from any health issues immunosuppression
Cancerous growth can develop in between these checks so it is important to monitor new growth of spots, moles or lesions and book a spot check appointment to confirm any changes in your skin are not malignant.