In the past few years there has been a significant increase in the incident of skin cancer worldwide and certainly in Australia. It is estimated that 2 in 3 (70%) of Australians will have at least one skin cancer removed in their life time compared to 40% in USA.
Skin cancer causes 1 in 3 of all cancers, and costs more than all other cancers combined. Melanoma is considered to be one of the fastest spreading cancers and accounts for about 10% of all cancer deaths in Australia.
Most skin cancers including melanoma can be successfully treated if detected early, thus regular medical skin checks can be life saving. It is highly advisable that a full skin check is conducted once yearly. For those with prior history of skin cancers or strong family history of melanoma more frequent checks are sometimes necessary. Request an appointment online or call (08) 9481 3366
• Basal cell carcinoma • Squamous cell carcinoma • Melonoma
• Surgical excision • Medicated ointments or creams • Cryotherapy – using liquid nitrogen to rapidly freeze the cancer off • Curettage and cautery – the cancer is scraped out and electric current is applied to stop bleeding and destroy any remaining tumour tissue • Photodynamic therapy – a special photosensitizing cream is applied to the skin cancer then a light is shone on it. The light interacts with the cream to destroy the cancer cells; and/or • Radiation therapy Occasionally patients need to be referred for treatments such as Mohs surgery, radiotherapy or reconstructive procedures. Most skin cancers including melanoma can be successfully treated if detected early, thus regular medical skin checks can be life saving. It is highly advisable that a full skin check is conducted once yearly. For those with prior history of skin cancers or strong family history of melanoma more frequent checks are sometimes necessary.
Dr Abu Laban at Al Nour Clinic is very highly qualified in the field of skin cancers and is currently one of the few doctors endorsed by the Australian Skin Cancer College to conduct skin cancer checks and management in WA. Some of Dr Abu Laban’s qualifications include: • Master of Medicine/Skin Cancer Medicine – University of Queensland • Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery – Australia • Certificates in Primary and Advanced Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery – Australia
Suite 6, 10 McCourt Street, WEST LEEDERVILLE 6007, Western Australia
Tel: (08) 9481 3366