Dr Jeremy Banky, Specialist Dermatologist, Melbourne

Skin Cancer Types

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Skin Cancer - Melanoma Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world.  Two-third of Australians by the age of 70 years will be diagnosed with a skin cancer.

Non-melanoma skin cancers (basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas) are more common than melanomas, and have a lower mortality rate. However, the best chance of survival from any skin cancer, is to diagnose your skin cancer early. If you are worried you have a skin cancer, see your GP or call Dr Banky’s rooms for a consultation on 03 9519 9500.

 

Solar Keratosis / Actinic Keratoses

Solar Keratosis / Actinic Keratosis

Solar Keratoses, (often called sun spots) are red, scaling areas of skin on parts of the body which are frequently exposed to sunlight.

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer in Australia. It typically occurs in people over 40, but can develop in younger adults.

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is a skin cancer. They occur most often on the head, neck, hands, forearms (sun-exposed sites) and less often in other areas.

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Bowen's Disease

Bowen's disease

Bowen’s disease, also called squamous cell carcinoma in situ, is essentially a form of skin cancer. The malignant cells are confined to the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin. 

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Atypical or dysplastic naevi

Atypical or Dysplastic Naevi

A dysplastic or atypical naevus is a 'funny' mole whose appearance is different from that of common moles.They are benign (non-cancerous) lesions, however in some cases they may need to be excised in order to exclude a melanoma.

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Melanoma

Melanoma

Australia has the world’s highest incidence rate for melanoma. Melanoma represents 10% of all cancers in Australia with more than 10,000 cases diagnosed annually. Usually asymptomatic, it presents as a changing or new pigmented lesion, often on sun-exposed sites.

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Lentigo Maligna

Lentigo Maligna

Lentigo Maligna is a ‘melanoma in situ’ most typically on sun exposed areas of the head and neck. Lentigo maligna expands as a flat patch for many years, sometime decades.

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