South Perth Specialist Skin Cancer Centre
South Perth Specialist Skin Cancer Centre specialises in the detection and management of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. Dermatologists Dr Tim Elliott, Dr Graham Thom and Dr Shevya Tiwari use Mohs Surgery, PDT, Laser and medical treatments as well as other traditional surgical methods to provide a comprehensive treatment strategy. On occasions this strategy may involve utilisation of Specialists from other medical or surgical disciplines (Oncology, Plastic, Head and Neck Surgery, Radiotherapy).
Skin Cancer Treatments
There are many and varied treatments for the different types of skin cancer. You will need to rely on your skin cancer expert’s advice as the best treatment method will depend on many factors such as:
- The type of skin cancer
- Where it is
- Previous treatment if any
UV and Skin Protection
Years of UV exposure permanently damage the skin, but there are many strategies to prevent further damage being done. These include:
- Wear protective clothing and glasses
- Choosing and using the right sunscreen
- Knowing the UV danger periods during the day
Laser & Light Treatments
Laser and Light systems are well known for their benefits with regards rejuvenation, but less well known is that they will also reduce sun damage, thereby reducing risks of skin cancer development. These treatments include:
News & Articles
RARE SKIN TUMORS
In the World Health Organisation’s Classification of Skin tumors in 2006, literally hundreds of benign and malignant tumors are catalogued. Fortunately, most of the malignant tumors, (apart from BCC, SCC, and Melanoma) are rare.
The critical events which lead to the development of naevi remain a mystery. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation and genetic factors both play a role. There appears to be a variable relationship between skin, eye and hair colour, the tendency to sunburn and freckle, and the development of naevi.
DYSPLASTIC NAEVI (DNS)
Dysplastic nevi are moles which are characteristically large, flat (totally or partially) with irregular shape, indistinct borers and variable pigmentation. These can be extremely difficult visually to differentiate from melanoma.
10 GOLDEN RULES
1. Wear a hat, protective clothing and sunglasses 2. Use a broad spectrum and SPF 15 or 30+ sunscreen 3. Stay out of the sun during its peak period 11am-3pm 4. Don’t completely avoid the sun, as it is essential to good health