Skin Cancer Clinic - Chevron Advanced Medical

Skin Cancer Clinic

Gold Coast Skin Check
Worried about your spots and moles? Wondering whether you've got a skin cancer? Did you know that 2 out of 3 Australians will be diagnosed with a skin malignancy by the time they are 70? Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer, followed by squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma - which is the most dangerous skin cancer due to its propensity to grow quickly and spread to other parts of your body. A skin check is the best way to find and treat skin cancers early, before they cause disfigurement or spread.

Chevron Advanced Medical incorporates skin checks using Dermengine: a cloud-based, modern dermatology software for the imaging, tracking and diagnosis of skin cancers. We are located in the heart of Gold Coast on Chevron Island. Book your comprehensive skin cancer check with us for peace of mind.

Dermengine skin check Gold Coast


What does a skin cancer check involve?
A skin check starts with your doctor taking a medical history to get an understanding of your past experiences and risk of skin cancers. You will then be asked to remove clothing, except for underwear. Your doctor will check your whole body from head to toe using a dermatoscope. 


How long does a skin check take? How often should I get my skin checked?
This depends on the type of appointment you book for your skin check:
  • Skin cancer check - please allow up to 30 minutes for this appointment. Any suspicious spots are recorded using Dermengine. Skin checks should be done every 1 to 2 years depending on your history.
  • Spot check - please allow up to 15 minutes for this appointment. Spot checks are for patients requiring follow up imaging of a few suspicious spots to see if they have changed. 
  • Skin check with total body photography (mole map) - up to 45 minutes. This is ideal for patients with a history of melanoma or dysplastic nevus syndrome. Mole mapping may be done every 2 to 5 years depending on your history. Skin checks should be done in between these periods.


Do you "freeze" sunspots during the skin check?
Yes, solar keratoses can be frozen with liquid nitrogen during the skin check, at no extra cost.


Do you biopsy lesions during the skin check?
No, we do not want to rush through any biopsies. If any suspicious skin lesions are found during your skin check, you will be advised to book in for a biopsy on another day.


How often should I get a skin check?
A skin check is generally recommended every 1 to 2 years. If you have a history of melanoma, a skin check should be done every 3 to 6 months. If you have many moles, you may choose to do mole mapping, in addition to a skin check. Your doctor will advise you when to schedule your next skin check.


How much does a skin check cost?
  • Skin check = $120 (Your Medicare rebate is $75, so the total cost is $45). 
  • Spot check = $60 (Medicare rebate is $38, gap cost is $22).
  • Mole map = $240 (Medicare rebate is $75, gap cost is $165).
  • Cryotherapy / Liquid Nitrogen = no fee.
We like to be thorough with our skin checks, but this results in gap fees.

Dermoscopic tracking of a melanoma before excision.


How much does a skin excision procedure cost?
The fees below apply to Dr Andrew Thant and Dr Mae Tun only. Dr Sean Reilly and Dr Than Tun have different fee structures.
  • Biopsy of suspected skin cancer = bulk billed for 1st lesion.
  • Skin cancer excision = gap fee depending on location of skin cancer.
    • Trunk, arms, legs = $125 gap
    • Face, neck, hands, feet = $150 gap
    • Melanoma = $175 gap
  • Cosmetic removal of non cancerous skin lesions = $150 to $300.


How can I book a skin check?
  • You can Book Online with Dr Andrew Thant, who is a GP with further training in skin cancers and dermoscopy.  
  • Skin checks are available on weekdays and weekends (Saturdays).
  • Alternatively, feel free to call us on 07 55388811.
  • If you are a new patient, please fill in our registration form prior to your appointment.


Do I need a referral?
A referral is not required. You can access your Medicare rebates without a referral.


How can I prepare for my skin check?
  • Do not wear make up.
  • Do not wear nail polish, otherwise a subungual melanoma can be missed.
  • Do not wear spray tan.
  • Please wear underwear.


Skin cancer clinic Gold Coast


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