Full Body Skin Checks

Having regular checks to see if your skin is free from any potentially cancers is vital to prevent any spread. King Street Medical offers full body skin checks for all our clients, with both female and male doctors available.

Full Body Skin Checks

Having regular checks to see if your skin is free from any potentially cancers is vital to prevent any spread. King Street Medical offers full body skin checks for all our clients, with both female and male doctors available.

What to Expect with a Full Body Check?

Some Signs A Mole Could Be Suspicious Include

When you come in for a full body skin check, your doctor will be looking for any moles, freckles or bumps that may indicate some form of cancerous growth.
Your doctor will ask you to undress down to your underwear and will look over your skin to see if anything is suspicious. The doctor may use a dermatoscope, which is a specialised magnifying tool for skin to check any suspicious moles or growths. If you have any areas of concern, please bring them to your doctor’s attention. It is recommended that you also perform regular skin-checks yourself, and get a trusted friend, family member or partner to look over your skin for any areas you cannot check yourself. Your doctor (with your consent) may take photos of your body in order to track changes over time. This is a useful tool in identifying any spots that change, which is an indicator of concern.

Some signs a mole might be suspicious include:

// Colour - Suspicious moles might change colour or be an unusual colour.
// Shade - Suspicious moles can be shades that are significantly darker than your skin tone.
// Changes - Suspicious moles often change in some way. They can be the same for years, then change shape, colour or size.
// Shape - Suspicious moles can be irregular or asymmetrical in shape. Healthy moles are often circular and even.
// Lumps - Suspicious moles can sometimes have a lump underneath, indicating a growth. If the lump is jagged or uneven, this is more concerning.

What Happens If My Doctor Finds Something?

Firstly, even if your doctor finds something suspicious, it does not mean anything bad has happened. Your doctor may be concerned about a mole in its early stages, or the mole is a benign growth.

If your doctor finds something worth investigating, they may recommend a skin biopsy. Part of the skin is removed and sent to a lab to detect if any cancerous cells are present. The doctor may also recommend a skin excision, where the problem area of skin is removed, in order to reduce the risk of the mole or growth becoming malignant. Other treatments may include the burning or freezing off of any concerning areas, which is a safe treatment option for certain types of skin cancers.

It is recommended you undertake a full body skin check every year, to monitor for changes. The earlier the cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat and the better the outcomes.

Preventative measures can drastically reduce your chance of developing skin cancer in the future. Practising ‘Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide’ is a great way of reducing your sun exposure and risk of skin cancer:

// Slip on a shirt.
// Slop on some sunscreen.
// Slap on a hat.
// Seek out shade.
// Slide on some sunglasses.

Knowing Your Risks Of Getting Skin Cancer

Firstly, even if your doctor finds something suspicious, it does not mean anything bad has happened. Your doctor may be concerned about a mole in its early stages, or the mole is a benign growth.

If your doctor finds something worth investigating, they may recommend a skin biopsy. Part of the skin is removed and sent to a lab to detect if any cancerous cells are present. The doctor may also recommend a skin excision, where the problem area of skin is removed, in order to reduce the risk of the mole or growth becoming malignant. Other treatments may include the burning or freezing off of any concerning areas, which is a safe treatment option for certain types of skin cancers.

It is recommended you undertake a full body skin check every year, to monitor for changes. The earlier the cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat and the better the outcomes.

Preventative measures can drastically reduce your chance of developing skin cancer in the future. Practising ‘Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide’ is a great way of reducing your sun exposure and risk of skin cancer:

// Slip on a shirt.
// Slop on some sunscreen.
// Slap on a hat.
// Seek out shade.
// Slide on some sunglasses.

Book A Full-Body Skin Check Online

The GPs at King Street Medical have many years of experience in performing skin checks with both male and female doctors are available for bookings.  If you have not received a skin check for some time, or have a mole you’re concerned about, please book an appointment as soon as possible.

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Where To Find King Street Medical Centre Warrawong

King Street Medical is conveniently located at 67 King Street, Warrawong, next to Warrawong Library and Plush Furniture.

We have plenty of parking available on Carlotta Cres, at the northern end of Darcy Wentworth Park. Our practice is located at the corner of King Street & Hoskins Avenue.

We have accessibility parking available beside our building on the corner of King Street & Hoskins Ave. Enter via Hoskins Ave.

If you have trouble finding us, please call us.