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Skin Cancer Congress 2017

Our dedicated doctors attended the Skin Cancer Congress on the Gold Coast last May to keep up to date with the latest techniques for detecting melanoma and treating skin cancer. Our doctor, Dr Sally Shaw, was interviewed by Ten News explaining the importance of all GP’s to be trained in Skin Cancer Medicine, especially in dermatoscopy which enables the doctor to detect skin cancer, especially melanoma, at it’s earliest stage. …Read More

Hugh Jackman uploads another skin cancer post!

Aussie actor Hugh Jackman has uploaded another post to social media showing the evidence of another skin cancer treated on his nose. “Another basal cell carcinoma. Thanks to frequent body checks and amazing doctors, all is well. Looks worse with the dressing on than off. I swear! #wearsunscreen” The Wolverine star has now had 6 BCC’s treated over the last few years and has been actively promoting skin cancer awareness …Read More

Melanomas detected in 2016

Statistics have been collated for our number of melanomas detected in 2016 for our clinics  and the results are consistently high again this year = 323 melanomas. In 2015 we had detected 365 melanomas,  a huge increase from the 234 melanomas found in 2014 and 218 melanomas in 2013. It is interesting to note that the rate of in-situ melanomas has remained consistent at 83%. This means we are detecting …Read More

AFL’s Jarryd Roughead confirms immunotherapy treatment for melanoma metastases.

HAWTHORN star Jarryd Roughead is starting targeted immunotherapy treatment next week to treat his advanced melanoma . Jarryd Roughead has confirmed at his press conference this morning that 4 spots have been detected on his lungs. These have been biopsied and proven to be melanoma metastases. He will begin his immunotherapy next week and is expecting to undertake this therapy for 12 months. “When the news hit two weeks ago it was shock …Read More

Bob Marley Shouldn’t Have Died From Melanoma

Bob Marley, the Jamaican singer, musician and songwriter, died from melanoma 35 years ago. Marley had been diagnosed with an acral lentiginous melanoma under the toenail of his big toe. He had previously thought the discoloured nail was due to a soccer injury and had dismissed it. Once finally diagnosed, doctor’s had recommended amputation of the big toe to prevent the spread of the melanoma. Because Marley was a keen …Read More

Patients with Familial Atypical Multiple Mole Syndrome and Multiple Melanomas need a Molemap

The greatest risk for melanoma is thought to be having a large number of moles with some atypical moles thrown in the mix. It is very important to monitor for new or changing moles in these patients. When a patient is diagnosed with melanoma, they are at an increased risk of having another primary melanoma somewhere else on their body. 13 % of our melanoma patients go on to have …Read More

Alarming Melanoma Rates At Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre

Record breaking number of melanomas at our two clinics in 2015! Collating the number of melanomas found at our clinic we had the extremely high total of 366 melanomas in 2015. This is an increase of 57% from melanomas found in 2014. Luckily 98% of these melanomas were under 1mm deep which means that the 5 year survival rate for these patients is approaching 100%. They will all need close …Read More

PSCC wins National Melanoma Award

Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre wins an Honourable Mention at the National Melanoma Awards in Brisbane on Friday 16th of October. This was the first National Melanoma Awards Gala night held by Melanoma Patients Australia. PSCC was a finalist for the Corporate Division for initiatives undertaken to reduce the impact of melanoma on customers, employees or other stakeholders. The winner was BUPA and the honourable mention was awarded to PSCC as …Read More

Change of Ownership

  As of 24 August 2015, the Peninsula Skin Cancer Clinics at Frankston and Mornington will be owned and operated by Matrix Skin Cancer Clinics Pty Ltd (ACN 150 513 223) (“ASCC”).  To ensure the continuity of patient care, all patient records will be maintained onsite by ASCC at both practices (other than those records returned to a patient or passed on to a nominated medical practitioner at the patient’s …Read More

Frankston & Mornington Peninsula Excellence in Business Awards

The fourth annual gala dinner for the Frankston & Mornington Peninsula Excellence in Business awards was held on Tuesday, 14 October at the Frankston Arts Centre. The night was a great success with over 200 people attending from the business community across the region.  The evening recognised many of our outstanding local businesses and their contribution to the community. Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre won their award for their category of …Read More