Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Approximately 2 out of 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70.

Anyone can develop skin cancer; therefore our doctors recommended that all of us should become familiar with our skin and regularly perform skin checks every two to three months.

For tips on how to perform self skin checks and what to look for refer to the Cancer Council website –

Our doctors at Narara Valley Medical use instruments such as dermatoscopes and magnifying glasses to increase the accuracy in the detection of skin cancer.

Our team of skilled doctors are able to perform any minor surgical procedures in our practice, including biopsies or excisions of suspicious skin lesions and potential cancers. These will then be sent to pathology for testing to determine the nature of the lesion and confirm diagnosis. Occasionally, depending on the size, position or type of the lesion, you may be referred to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

If you notice any spots or moles that may have newly developed or have changed over weeks to months or you would like a comprehensive skin review please make an appointment to see one of our doctors.