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2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70
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Each year, skin cancer claims the lives of approximately 2,000 Australians, but with access to good treatment, lives can be saved.
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About skin cancer

Skin cancer is a disease of the body’s skin cells. Skin cancer develops when cells which make up the skin are damaged and grow abnormally.

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the main cause of skin cancer. Each time your skin is damaged by UV, changes take place in the structure and function of the skin cells. If UV damage keeps adding up, skin cells become less able to repair, increasing the risk of skin cancer.

About skin cancer

Skin cancer is a disease of the body’s skin cells. Skin cancer develops when cells which make up the skin are damaged and grow abnormally.

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the main cause of skin cancer. Each time your skin is damaged by UV, changes take place in the structure and function of the skin cells. If UV damage keeps adding up, skin cells become less able to repair, increasing the risk of skin cancer.

Skin cancer fact

“Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer and Melanoma in the world.”

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Our Clinic

We specialise in skin cancer treatment; the Fremantle Skin Cancer Clinic was founded in 1991

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Treatment

The type of treatment depends on the type and size of the cancer and where it is located.

Usually a biopsy is sufficient to determine the stage of a non-melanoma skin cancer.  In cases of squamous cell carcinoma, lymph nodes may be examined to see if the cancer has spread. The staging system used is the TNM system, which describes the stage of the cancer from stage I to stage IV.

Sometimes, all the cancer is removed with the biopsy and in this case it will be the only treatment received.

Surgery is the most common treatment. Non-melanoma skin cancers are almost always removed (usually under a local anaesthetic). In more advanced skin cancers, some of the surrounding tissue may also be removed to make sure that all of the cancerous cells have been taken.

Most non-melanoma cancer can be treated with chemotherapy that is applied to the skin as an ointment or cream. This type of treatment is for skin cancers that affect the top layer of skin.  

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Radiation therapy (radiotherapy) is generally used to treat skin cancers in areas near the eyes or on the nose or forehead, which are difficult to treat with surgery. This treatment uses x-rays to kill cancer cells.

Our Services

Our comprehensive skin cancer services include the following:
Skin cancer checks
Diagnostics, including biopsy and imaging
Surgical and non-surgical treatments
Follow-up care and surveillance
Skin health education
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