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The total number of melanomas detected at Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre in 2019 was 369. This includes melanomas detected at Mornington and Frankston. Fortunately 98% of these melanomas were considered thin, less than 1mm deep, which means a wide excision is all that is required to treat that primary melanoma. All of these melanoma patients will require close surveillance for the next few years as they have an increased risk …Read More
When a patient is diagnosed with a melanoma there is a 12% chance that they will develop a second primary melanoma somewhere else on their skin not associated with the first melanoma. It is vital to have a comprehensive surveillance program for these melanoma patients to monitor for new primaries. Dr Sally Shaw, skin cancer expert at Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre, says that the combination of Molemapping with Total Body …Read More