You will be checked for all skin cancers such as Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, & Melanoma
Cost for Skin Cancer Checks - exclusive of Digital Mapping and Recording
Single Lesion Examination: $95
Full Skin Cancer Check: $185
MoleMedic is an Affiliated Provider to Southern Cross Health Society. For members of Southern Cross Health Society the cost of a skin cancer check is covered. The percentage cover is subject to the terms of your specific policy - some members elect for 100% cover, others for 80% cover, or higher excesses. Please refer to your policy for the Specialist Cover you elected. You may also review the information under the relevant drop down box on the "Why MoleMedic" page.
Digital Mapping and Recording of lesions is optional, at an additional cost:
Please add the charges for digital mapping and recording as noted below, to the pricing for the appointment options, as listed above above.
Digital Imaging & Recording (1 – 3 lesions): $35
Digital Imaging & Recording (3+ lesions): $70
(Please note: Southern Cross Health Society does not meet the cost of digital imaging and recording.)
You will not have to wait for the result of your skin cancer check. You will be able to discuss it with Dr Wills after he has examined you. If you elect to have the digital recording and mapping at MoleMedic (optional and additional charge), the images will be shown to you during your consultation and their interpretation will be discusssed with you immediately.
You will leave your appointment knowing the results.
Depending on the findings at your appointment, you will be offered rescanning and follow up at a future date. If you need a mole removed you have the option of rebooking with Dr Wills to excise it or you can go back to your own GP.
A written report of your skin cancer examination with MoleMedic will be sent to your own GP.
Surgical removal - Not just simple excisions, but flap repairs and skin grafts are all offered by MoleMedic, should you need an excision.
Dr Wills has extensive experience and qualifications in skin cancer surgery - ie, the removal of skin cancers and malignant melanomas.
Alternatively, you can return to your own GP for removal of a lesion that requires simple excision.
Your GP receives a copy of the histology after surgery.
A full skin examination and scanning with MoleMedic can take up to 30 minutes. Shorter appointment options are available.
Occasionally some people with a very large number of moles may need a second appointment.
Please hold your cursor over the bar titled "Appointment Options and Pricing" to see the standard appointment times we offer you.
Not all skin cancers need to be treated surgically.
Pre-cancerous sunspots (actinic keratoses) and some superficial skin cancers can be treated by topical application of creams. Commonly used creams are Efudix, Aldara and Picato.
Cryotherapy (freezing with liquid nitrogen) or cautery can also cure superficial BCCs and SCCs.
This can be done at MoleMedic if you choose - but may require another appointment, unless a prior arrangement is made. Cryotherapy may be covered under your Southern Cross insurance.
For deeper cancers, surgical excision is the recommended treatment. Surgery is offered by MoleMedic to a high level. It may include small skin grafts or 'flap surgery' to achieve good cosmetic results.
The specimen goes to the pathology laboratory for diagnosis and also to determine the depth of the cancer. This is important to determine the risk of spreading and whether a further excision is required.
At your consultation at MoleMedic you will see an experienced doctor with specific qualifications in Dermoscopy. He will fully check and examine your skin for all skin cancers. Any suspicious mole/s will be examined in detail with a dermatoscope and digital images will be taken and stored for future comparison.
Dermoscopy (sometimes known as dermatoscopy) refers to the examination of the skin using skin surface microscopy, and is also called ‘epiluminoscopy’ and ‘epiluminescent microscopy’. Dermoscopy is used to evaluate pigmented skin lesions, such as moles. In experienced hands it can make for a more reliable diagnosis of melanoma.
After discussion with you during your consultation, you will leave knowing what the recommended next step is for you personally - either a follow-up review at a future date, or a more immediate treatment such as an excision.