Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. Skin cancer also accounts for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers. The earlier a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better your chance of avoiding surgery with potential scars or, in the case of a serious melanoma, preventing even fatality.

Kingscliff Health have highly skilled female and male GPs with specific training in skin, that can look after you for your yearly skin checks (or more frequently, if you have already been diagnosed with a skin cancer in the past). Call 02 6670 1400 or click the ‘Book Now’ button to make an appointment.


What skin changes suggest skin cancer?

Watch your skin and look out for any changes that might suggest a skin cancer.
Look for:

  • Any spots that are scabbed, bleeding, crusting, non-healing and especially those that are recurring
  • Small lumps that are black, pink, pale or pearly in colour
  • Any spot or mole that doesn’t look right compared to your other skin spots
  • New spots, freckles or any moles changing in colour, thickness or shape over a period of weeks to months (especially those dark brown to black, red or blue-black in colour)