We are blessed with a beautiful sub-tropical climate in Australia and many people flock to our sunny shores and beautiful rainforests to take in the beautiful scenery and warm weather, however sun exposure does come with its health concerns.
Australia is located under a thinning of the ozone layer which allows harsh UV rays to penetrate your skin, and with more than 250 sunny days a year on average, it stands to reason that our outdoor lifestyles can put us at prime risk for skin cancer.
Unfortunately, Melanoma is one of the most common types of cancer affecting young people in Australia.
Australia and particularly The Whitsundays, has one of the highest incident rates in the world or skin cancer, so in a sunny region like The Whitsunday Region, having regular checks at a skin cancer clinic is especially important.
Our General Practitioners at Cannonvale Medical Centre are trained and equipped to perform early detection skin cancer clinic checks, and where necessary attend to minor procedures.
When it comes to skin cancer, early detection is best. Even if you consider yourself sun-safe, you should still come in for a regular skin check. You should also let your skin cancer clinic or GP know if you notice a change in appearance (or a new) mole, freckle, sun spot, or any skin discolouration or out of the ordinary soreness or itch.
Prevention is the first and best step you can take to decrease your likelihood of skin cancer.
All the traditional methods of applying sunscreen, covering skin with clothing, wearing a hat, sitting under shade where possible, avoiding peak UV times, are all ways you can drastically reduce potential harmful skin cancers; however, you can never be 100% protected so always talk to a doctor if you see any changes in a mole.
We make skin checks easy. Just give our medical centre a call and our friendly team will make an appointment for you. Our Cannonvale clinic has plenty of on-site free flat access parking and is open from 8:00 to 5:00pm Monday to Friday
The doctors of Cannonvale Medical Centre have entrenched themselves into the local community and they genuinely want to help.
Our doctors are highly skilled and experienced, and we believe that understanding our patients needs is crucial to helping give them the best and most appropriate care.
We are a medical centre for the whole family.
We Bulk Bill all valid Medicare Card holder patients, so you do not get any out of pocket expenses when you visit the Doctor