Skin Cancer Check

Skin Cancer Check And Treatment

Welcome to Bayside Cosmetics Medical Clinic! Our Skin Check Clinic is staffed with experienced general practitioners who specialize in:
  • Skin checks
  • Skin cancer treatment
  • Skin cancer medicine

Available Skin Checks Services

  • Comprehensive Skin Screening
  • Total Body Photography (non-invasive)
  • Skin assessment for skin cancer
  • Skin management for skin cancer

Our services are available to all Australian residents and age groups and genders throughout the Redlands.


Redlands residents spend more time in the Sun than most people do. As a direct consequence, we tend to be more prone to skin problems.

Fortunately, we are here to help.

What Is A Skin Check?


As the name suggests, a skin check is a full body examination – from head to toe – which we try to keep as non-invasive as possible. Our goal is to help you feel 100% comfortable.

Patients are required to expose their full body, down to their underwear, in a private consulting room.

For proper examination, makeup must be removed entirely. Once our experts perform a thorough examination, we will discuss your:

  • Treatment
  • Further assessment
  • Future risk reduction

Remember, your health is important to us. We take time discussing these topics, while paying close attention to hard-to-see spots, such as your scalp, behind your ears, back, buttocks, and even between your toes.

PLEASE NOTE:   Patients are required to schedule an appointment.
A fee is required for a private skin exam.

Risk of Skin Cancer – Signs & Symptoms

  • Bumps – pearly, waxy, painful, they usually stick out
  • Skin Sore – a scabby part on your skin, it can heal and come back after a while
  • Lesion – brownish skin injury that doesn’t seem to heal
  • Red nodule – usually firm and very painful
  • Dark brownish spot – a very visible patch that can change, grow, and even bleed.
  • Constant itchiness – it can be a pesky sensation.
  • Tingling sensation – it’s usually mild and results from simple pressure on a nerve underneath your skin, but can also be a symptom in and of itself.

What Is Involved In A Skin Cancer Check?


Should the doctor find any suspicious spots (that may pose a skin cancer risk) in any areas of the body, we will take a sample and examine it.


Our team monitors each sample to ensure there is no risk of skin cancer. If, however, we can confirm the diagnosis, then we will propose the best course of action to have it removed.

How Often Should I Perform A Full-Body Exam?

We strongly advise that you have a full body skin check at least once a year. It’s quite possible to have a type of skin cancer and not even be aware of it.


Skin cancer usually appears on the surface of the skin due to Sun exposure, weakened immune system, or a genetic issue with a family history. Note that cancers can potentially appear anywhere on the body. 

Should I Be Tested For Skin Cancer?


If you have experienced any of the signs and symptoms mentioned above, it might be a good idea to reassure yourself.


It is estimated that 3 out of 5 Australians get skin cancer, have it treated, and continue with their lives as if nothing had happened.


That said, the sooner skin cancer is treated, the better.

Types Of Skin Cancers

There are a numerous skin cancer types but the three most common types of skin cancer include: 

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma

It’s the most common one and the least fatal one. Every other Australian who doesn’t wear sunscreen (or wears one without sufficient GP) has a solid chance of getting this common skin cancer.


It usually appears on sun-exposed parts of the body (face, neck), in the form of an asymmetrical bump.

  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Albeit it’s less common than the first one, it’s not that rare either. Usually appears as a sharp, rough nodule on sun-exposed parts of the skin (face, ears, inside the earlobes, hands, front sides of palms).


It tends to be harder to notice on people with darker skin tones. Note that Squamous Cell Carcinoma can be mistaken for a common scab.

  • Melanoma

Melanoma is the least common but the most fatal one. It appears as a very visible brownish spot on the skin (can also be pink, red, blue and even chance colors). Can be itchy, painful and even burn to the touch.


It can appear anywhere on the body and should be treated ASAP. Early detection has a 99% chance of being fully treated.


The longer Melanoma is left untreated the higher the risk factors. Interestingly enough, it’s not uncommon to mistake Melanoma for a sports injury.

Mole or Skin Cancer?

Most doctors and clinics follow the ABCD(E) rules to make the right diagnosis:

  • A – Asymmetry – A mole tends to be even from each angle, whereas skin cancer isn’t.
  • B – Border – Moles have even borders, skin cancers have uneven borders.
  • C – Color – Moles have a nice shade of brown, while skin cancers usually have a different color (and it can even change colors).
  • D – Diameter – Moles, when measured, are usually smaller than a pencil eraser. Skin cancer tends to be larger than that.
  • E – Evolution – Moles don’t grow, skin cancers do.

Whether it’s Melanoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma or just a regular mole, the best way to be sure is to have it looked at one of your local clinics by a doctor. Only a certified doctor (dermatologist) can tell you with pinpoint accuracy whether that mole is actually some kind of skin cancer.

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