Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in Hervey Bay, resulting in an estimated 1,774 of deaths in Australia in 2016 alone. We all know that prevention is better than the cure and this could not be truer than for skin cancer. In fact, when a melanoma is detected early by your doctors at Fraser Shores medical centre, the cure rate is significantly higher, because it can be excised before it spreads to other parts of the body.
That is why Fraser Shores Medical Centre has invested in Fotofinder Mole Mapping which we believe is the most advanced technology to monitor your skin. Combined with regular check ups with your doctors at the Fraser Shores medical centre, we can monitor your skin effectively.
FotoFinder is a computerised mole mapping system that the doctors at Fraser Shores Medical Centre use to create an accurate set of photos of your moles. The high-resolution camera is connected to a computer and transfers all photos directly to your doctor’s database, giving them the ability to compare your moles with photos from your previous visit, and immediately identify new moles or changes to existing moles on your body. All patients, whether they’re first-time or returning, can feel safe that any changes or new moles will not be missed with the doctors at Fraser Shores Medical Centre and the FotoFinder system.
The advanced screening technology of the FotoFinder Bodystudio provides the regular monitoring and early detection needed, to combat skin cancer. The total body images are carefully documented for each patient, so that changes can be monitored over time.
Another benefit of the FotoFinder is the fact that it allows the doctors at Fraser Shores Medical Centre to provide copies of your photos on CD, for self-examination at home.
At Fraser Shores Medical Centre we recommend all patients have a regular, six monthly skin checks. If any of the following questions apply to you, have your moles checked by your doctor at Fraser Shores Medical Centre:
At Fraser Shores Medical Centre we offer bulk billing for all skin cancer checks, making this vital service affordable to our patients. For a full body skin scan a minimal non medicare rebated fee is charged annually. DVA Patients are fully covered for this service.
Call Fraser Shores Medical Centre and book your skin cancer check with your doctor today, call 07 4124 6333 for a free consultation.