Skin Checks

Skin cancers can be prevented and can also be treated effectively

As Australians, we live in arguably the best country in the world, and we certainly love our outdoors. Unfortunately, Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world and 2 of every 3 Australians develop skin cancer. The good news is that skin cancers can be prevented and can also be treated effectively if picked up early.

Perhaps you are concerned about a new spot or changing spot on your skin or someone else has even noted a new or odd spot on your own skin. This is why everyone who lives in this beautiful country needs regular skin checks and depending on your skin type, you may need even more checks.

Why skin cancer screening?

Skin cancer often goes undetected, as it can appear in different forms and in places that are difficult to see. By getting yourself screened at least once a year, you’re taking the first step in detecting skin cancer in its early stages. The good news is that skin cancer is almost fully preventable if it’s caught soon enough. While the majority of moles and freckles are harmless, it’s best to have them checked regularly for any unusual signs.

Most skin cancer is caused due to the sun’s rays. In Australia, cancer is one of the leading causes of death. In fact, it has been diagnosed in half of all Australians by the time they reach the age of 65.

Therefore, it’s especially important for Perth residents to schedule a yearly mole check. A specialised mole clinic will view and evaluate your skin blemishes and spots for any abnormalities.

Skin cancer takes on many shapes and forms. Most irregularly shaped moles or freckles are not a cause for concern. If you have any that you are especially worried about, don’t hesitate to have these checked. When performed by a professional, a mole scan will eliminate the guesswork. If in fact, it is cancer, the sooner it is detected, the better.

What’s involved in a skin check?

At Brecken Health, we’re dedicated to making the mole scan process as quick and painless as possible. On average, a skin check only takes about 15- 30 minutes. This check covers your entire body, as skin cancer can show up in the most unusual places. That’s why a thorough check is important.

For this procedure, we will check all areas of your skin. The process is quick and easy, and your comfort is our primary concern throughout the entire procedure. If you have any areas of concern, be sure to let us know.

At Brecken Health, we utilise a hand-held device which illuminates and magnifies the skin for a detailed view. This procedure is known as a dermoscopy. During the dermoscopy, we will carefully inspect your moles and freckles, and also take a closer look at any irregularities in the hair follicles and capillaries. As we perform this procedure, we will make note of anything unusual.

During a dermoscopy, even borderline lesions can be examined and the need for a biopsy is often eliminated. As no specimen is required, this option can save you quite a bit of money and discomfort. Our professionals will provide you with detailed information and a consultation if they feel a biopsy is required.

Our General Practitioners have interests in skin cancer medicine and diagnosis.

As a patient, you can put your mind to rest knowing you are in the care of true professionals. Our doctors are great communicators who will ask questions, listen and then carefully explain to you any details or information required.

Our Team

Dr Vanessa Orsi
Dr Orsi received her MBBS at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Minas Gerais in 2005 and has been working as a General P...
Dr Vanessa Orsi
Dr Jude D’Cruz
Dr Jude D’Cruz studied at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, University of London and qualified in 1982. Dr D’Cr...
Dr Jude D’Cruz
Dr Alejandra Olgiati
Dr Alejandra Olgiati graduated in 2002 from El Salvador University of Buenos Aires Argentina. Dr Olgiati has special int...
Dr Alejandra Olgiati
Dr Sanet du Plessis
Dr Sanet du Plessis has been working as a GP in the South West for 8 years. Prior to this she worked in several Emergenc...
Dr Sanet du Plessis
Dr Christopher Redgment
Dr Christopher Redgment ( Topher) has worked in the UK, Africa and Asia. With qualifications including obs/gynae, occupa...
Dr Christopher Redgment
Dr Iryna Oleshko
Dr Iryna Oleshko graduated from Medical University in Ukraine. Dr Oleshko worked as a General Practitioner in Ukraine an...
Dr Iryna Oleshko
Dr Nerissa (Nerie) Pecache
Dr Nerissa Pecache obtained her medical degree from the University of Santo Thomas in the Philippines. She has been prac...
Dr Nerissa (Nerie) Pecache
Dr Abdel Ghobrial
Dr Ghobrial completed a Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Queensland and James Cook ...
Dr Abdel Ghobrial
Dr Candice Simpson
After completing medical training at the University of Melbourne’s Rural Clinical School and working for 4 years at th...
Dr Candice Simpson
Dr Yen Lim
Dr Lim obtained her medical degree from the University of Adelaide in 2006. She worked in major hospitals in Adelaide be...
Dr Yen Lim
Dr Sam McTigue
Dr Sam McTigue grew up in Australind and completed his medical degree at the University of WA in 2011. Before completing...
Dr Sam McTigue
Dr Yulia Bazay
Dr Yulia Bazay graduated from Siberian Medical University in Russia at the Faculty of General Practice in 2004. Dr Bazay...
Dr Yulia Bazay
Dr Paul Hyam
Dr Paul was born and bred in Adelaide.  His medical degree was gained from Flinders University of South Australia. ...
Dr Paul Hyam