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Getting a professional skin check in Manilla

When it comes to skin cancer, delaying diagnosis and treatment can be the difference between life and death. When Dr Dan Morgan from The Skin Cancer Doctor was last in Manilla, he checked the skin of 23 local people and conducted 12 procedures to remove skin cancer or take a biopsyof suspicious lesions.

“We find a higher incidence of skin cancer in regional areas because people have limited access to advanced skin cancer services,” Dr Morgan said. “In city areas, about one in ten people need treatment for skin cancer. In regional areas, it’s roughly one in three people. Our mobile service helps people living in regional areasavoid unnecessary referrals to capital city health services, saving them time and money.”

“It is important to get a professional skin cancer check because two in three Australians will get skin cancer by the age of 70. It’s not just older people who are at risk. Melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, is the most common form of cancer in people aged 25-29 years. The good news is we can treat 92% of skin cancers if they are diagnosed early, so we encourage every adult to get a regular professional skin cancer check,” Dr Morgan said.

On the 9th of February 2022, The Skin Cancer Doctor will beback in Manilla at the hospital for a full day of skin cancer checks and treatments if needed. To book an appointment with Dr Morgan, please visit call 1300 754 637.

Skin cancer checks cost $125, and you’ll receive a $38.75 Medicare rebate. No referral is required. A skin check takes approximately 15 minutes and includes a full-body check and skin cancer education.