Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Australia. It is most often caused by ultraviolet radiation. Early detection and diagnosis is important to obtain a favourable outcome.
We provide expertise in the early diagnosis and management of solar damage and skin cancers.
The most common types of skin cancers are:
• Basal cell carcinoma
• Squamous cell carcinoma
Skin cancers can now be treated by a variety of modalities, including both medical and surgical. Factors affecting these decisions include: the type of cancer, its thickness, its location and other concurrent medical factors.
Treatment options include:
• Surgical excision
• Serial curettage and diathermy
• Topical imiquimod immunotherapy
• Topical 5-fluouracil – a topical chemotherapeutic agent
• Photodynamic Therapy – a topical photosensitizer is applied to the affected area prior to exposure to a specific light source