Skin Cancer Clinic

At Bluff Road Medical, we have highly experienced Skin Cancer Doctors that regularly conduct full body mole checks to identify any potential skin cancers.

Why Choose our Skin Cancer Clinic?

We pride ourselves in providing the best care for our patients as an accredited skin cancer clinic. Here’s why you should choose Bluff Road Medical for your skin cancer checks:

Certified

Certified

Skin Cancer Doctors with qualifications from Australasia’s leading institutes in skin cancer.

Holistic Care

Holistic 360 Care

Our clinic includes a general practice to help support all of your care requirements at one location.

Technology

The most advanced technologies to support our Doctors deliver the most accurate assessment.

What happens in a Skin Check

During your 30-minute appointment, your Skin Cancer Doctor will undertake a full-body skin examination. Moles and suspicious skin lesions will be checked, then photographed using our FotoFinder Digital Dermoscopy system. Your Doctor will then provide their professional assessment.

 

Choose an in-person Mole Check

Other skin cancer clinics offer ways of having your mole checked without leaving home. While technology and Artificial Intelligence is developing, we cannot rely upon images alone. Often the firmness, elevation or growth of a mole may be an indicator of a skin cancer such as melanoma. An experienced Skin Cancer Doctor can best assess this and detect possible cancers through a physical examination.

Our Skin Cancer Doctors

Bluff Road Medical has leading Skin Cancer Doctors with advanced qualifications from the most recognised Institutes for Skin Cancer and Dermatology.

Dr Nick Kokotis
MBBS, FRACGP

Nick is a member of the Skin Cancer Society of Australia and has completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Skin Cancer.

Dr Kachig Malyan

Dr Kachig Maylan
MBBS, B.Sci(Biomed)Hons, FRACGP, MMed (Skin Cancer)

Kachig has completed his Masters in Medicine (Skin Cancer). He is also accredited by the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.

Dr Jenny Kimmins

Dr Jenny Kimmins
MBBS, FRACGP, Dip. Derm.

Dr Jenny completed her postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology with the Australian Institute of Dermatology.

Dr Joan San

Dr Joan San
MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG.

Dr Joan San completed her Expert Certificate in Dermoscopy and works regularly as a surgical assistant at Cabrini Hospital.

Dr Jason Lam
BDM, BMBS, DCH, MSportsMed, FRACGP

Jason has worked in both Plastic Surgery and Dermatology where he gained advanced skills in skin cancer assessment and minimally-scarring surgery

Dr Mary Fonti

Dr Mary Fonti
MBBS, BMBS, FRACGP, Dip Paeds.

Mary completed her medical degree from the University of Melbourne in 2007. She is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of GPs and has a certificate in skin cancer medicine.

 Dr Krish Dinesh
FRACGP, MRCGP, Dip Derm (Cardiff), Dip Dermoscopy

Krish has completed a Diploma in Dermatology and is pursuing a Masters in Dermoscopy and Preventive Dermato-oncology.

Dr Sara Tarafi

 Dr Sara Tarafi
MBBS, BMBS, FRACGP, DipDermoscopy

Dr Sara Tarafi has a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Melbourne. She has completed a Diploma in Dermoscopy and a Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine.

Book a Skin Check with Bluff Road Medical

Based in Bayside, Bluff Road Medical’s Skin Cancer Doctors utilize advanced imaging technology to give you peace of mind regarding any moles or skin concerns.

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FAQs

Skin Cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in the top layer of the skin due to skin damage. This can occur from risk factors including excessive exposure to the sun and ultraviolet (UV) rays.
The 3 main types of skin cancer include:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
  • Melanoma

All types can be treated if captured early with the most dangerous form of skin cancer being Melanoma.

Moles are growths on your skin that can also appear in different shades of colour. Moles may produce increased melanin, which is the pigment that givens our skin its colour. Although most moles are harmless, some can be cancerous and the most dangerous of these is Melanoma.
A molecheck is a full body review of your moles by a Skin Cancer Doctor. They can identify if you have any suspicious lesions that could potentially be cancerous. At Bluff Road Medical, we use Molemapping to help identify skin cancers as early as possible.
A molemap is when you take photos of moles so that we can assess their growth over time. We use the Fotofinder technology to magnify moles and better observe their deeper structures to detect early skin cancers. These images can be used for future reference at follow up-visits to monitor any changes. This technology is strongly advised for high-risk patients with a personal history or family history of skin cancer.
We recommend you have a molecheck once a year. If we see a suspicious skin lesion, we will either biopsy it or request you come back in 1-3 months to review any changes in the moles that we have initially identified as a potential skin cancer.
If you see a suspicious mole or lesion on your skin, please visit your GP or Skin Cancer Doctor immediately for a professional review and obtain medical advice.
If your Doctor is concerned about a mole or skin lesion, they may suggest a biopsy to determine whether it is cancerous. This can be performed on-site within our clinic. We will take a small sample of the mole to send it away for detailed pathology testing.
Many of us may remember the “Slip, Slop, Slap” campaign, which stands for the following:

  • Slip on protective clothing to cover your skin,
  • Slop on some sunscreen that protects your skin from UV light,
  • Slap on a hat to shade your face from UV sunlight

In addition to the above, the Skin Cancer Council recommends seeking shade, avoiding tanning salons and seeking a regular skin cancer checkup from your Doctor.