Services AvailableIn addition to the traditional services of our general practitioners, we also provide many other services, including:
Health Assessments & Care Plans
Routine Pap Smears
Family Planning Advice
Menopause Counselling & Care
Lifestyle Counselling & Care
Lung Function Tests
Insurance & Licence Medicals
Skin Checks and treatment
Removal of small skin lesions
Mental Health Assessment
Drug & Alcohol Counselling
MedicareMedicare online claiming is available at this surgery for your convenience. Or, if you prefer the Medicare office is located in the Centrelink building on Thompson Street.
ConfidentialityIt is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times. This Practice abides by State and Federal legislation in this area.
Wagga Wagga Medical Centre Skin Clinics (Monday - Friday)
What is Skin CancerSkin cancer is often the result of skin cell damage following constant or intermittent overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. In Australia there are three main types of skin cancer.
Basal cell carcinoma- BCC (most common)
Squamous cell carcinoma- SCC (second most common)
Melanoma – uncommon but the most dangerous form of skin cancer
How Common is Skin Cancer in AustraliaTwo in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70. Nearly half a million Australians are treated for one or more skin cancer each year.
Why Skin ChecksSkin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer in Australia. Having regular skin checks will help you be aware of any skin changes and detect cancer at early stages for better treatment outcomes
Looking out for the following signs which may indicate a skin cancer.
Crusty, non-healing sores
Red, pale or pearly lumps
Existing moles that are changing in colour, thickness or shape
What Happens Next When a Skin Cancer is DetectedYour doctor will discuss therapeutic options if a skin cancer when it is diagnosed. The treatment options will be based on the location, size, and previous history of skin cancer, and general health conditions. Your doctor may recommend surgical removal for biopsy or cryotherapy (freezing with liquid nitrogen). Often the cancer is removed with the biopsy and no further treatment is needed. If the skin cancer is large or has spread beyond the surface of the skin, more tissues may need to be removed and referral to a specialist surgeon may be required.
How to Book for a Skin Cancer CheckAt our Skin Clinics we offer the following services:
Whole body skin cancer checks
Excision and biopsy of skin lesions
Regular follow ups and reviews
Patient education and skin cancer prevention
To book for a skin cancer check, simply call us at Wagga Wagga Medical Cetre on 02 6921 4053 to make an appointment.
The whole body skin cancer check usually takes 20 minutes. Our doctor will discuss the findings and treatment options available to you right after the examination.