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New Fees from 1st June 2019

New Fees as of 1st of June 2019 FULL BODY SKIN CHECK: DVA patients are bulk billed. Concession patients will now be charged $60 for a 30 minute skin check, with a $38.20 Medicare Rebate, leaving an out of pocket cost of $21.80. Private patients will be charged $80 for a 30 minute skin check, with a $38.20 Medicare Rebate, leaving an out of pocket cost of $41.80. FULL 1 …Read More

Safe Skin Cancer Checks

Our Frankston skin cancer clinic is now performing full body skin checks, spot checks, mole mapping and theatre procedures. Our doctors and nurses will be wearing face masks during these appointments for your protection. Our waiting rooms are set out for appropriate social distancing and hand sanitiser is available for your use. Call reception for any further information about visiting our clinics during the covid-19 pandemic. It is vital for …Read More

AMA urges people to continue doctor visits

On the 6th of April 2020, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) president Dr Tony Bartone urged patients to continue to see their doctors for ongoing health care and maintenance. “The COVID-19 fear is understandable, but for some people it could mean that a medical condition like cancer or heart disease will go undetected” said Dr Bartone. “The consequences of not seeing your doctor for usual care could be life-threatening for …Read More

New Frankston Signage

Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre has been owned by Australian Skin Cancer Clinics [Matrix] since 2015 however we have only just changed our signage in Frankston. We hope our bright new sign will help you find our same clinic and staff, with the large free car park.

369 melanomas

The total number of melanomas detected at Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre in 2019 was 369. 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 for another primary melanoma. The best surveillance method …Read More

Accredited Skin Cancer Doctors

This means that they have successfully completed a high level of training with the College and have proven skills in the diagnosis, treatment and management of skin cancer. Dr Jeremy Hay has achieved Fellowship with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. Dr Shamini Wiknesh and Dr Nadeeja Jayasinghe are currently working towards achieving fellowship. This means all our PSCC patients can have a high level of confidence when when attending …Read More

Melanomas Detected at PSCC in 2017

Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre detected a record breaking 463 melanomas in 2017 in our two clinics. Over the last few years we have monitored the number of melanomas detected in our clinics and then analysed the number of melanomas for each age group, sex and the depth of melanomas. This valuable information helps us to monitor our performance at detecting melanomas on our patients and our ability to recognise melanoma …Read More

Sunscreen use can cut melanoma numbers

The results of a study by Brisbane’s QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has tried to quantify the benefits of applying sunscreen. Their study found that regular sunscreen use would reduce the incidence of melanoma in Australia by about 34 percent by 2031, which would translate into 28,000 fewer melanomas. QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute’s professor David Whiteman hopes for a more realistic 5% increase in sunscreen use which would still reduce …Read More

Freckles On Your Iris and Melanoma

Researchers have found that the number of freckles on the coloured iris of the eye is a strong indictor of your risk for melanoma. They found 3 or more iris ‘freckles’ were associated with a 45% increased risk of melanoma. The associated risk was particularly seen in participants under 40 and reflected a possible genetic susceptibility for melanoma. Melanoma is the most common cancer for young Australians aged 15-39 years …Read More