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The Best Skin Cancer Clinics in Canberra

By Emily Morris 3 March 2018 14

As Australians, we love spending time in the great outdoors. And, luckily, our country is blessed with almost year-round sunny weather.

Unfortunately, without proper protection, too much fun in the sun can have dire consequences. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and – in addition to sun protection – the best way to keep your skin healthy is by committing to regular skin check-ups.

In this article, we’ll look at the top three skin cancer clinics in Canberra. Our picks were influenced by our readers’ real-life experiences.

Let’s get right to it.

What makes a reliable skin cancer clinic?

Skin cancer should never be taken lightly. When it comes to investing in skin checks, you want to rest easy knowing you’re dealing with the best in the business.

Here are a few traits we believe all the best skin cancer clinics in Canberra have:

  • Specialist staff. All staff should possess specialist skin cancer qualifications.
  • Experienced staff. The more experienced a doctor is, the quicker they can identify troublesome spots, and recommend an effective treatment.
  • The latest equipment. Like other fields of medicine, the technology designed to diagnose and treat skin cancer is advancing at lightning speed. Opt for a clinic that invests in the latest equipment.
  • Comfortable. You will have to remove your clothing when getting your skin checked for cancerous moles. You should never feel violated or uncomfortable during this process.
  • Bulk-billed. If cost is a factor, look for a skin cancer clinic or specialist GP that bulk bills.

The Top 3 Skin Cancer Clinics in Canberra

After reading through your feedback, we’ve put together this list of the top skin cancer clinics in the Canberra region.

1. Jamison Medical & Skin Cancer Clinic

This private medical practice specialises in skin cancer. With an extremely qualified skin cancer specialist on their team, the clinic offers skin check-ups, mole removals, and other state-of-the-art treatments.

One of our readers, ps0104, had this to say: “I use Jamison Medical and Skin Cancer Clinic. Always been happy and no need for a referral- just ring and make an appt. In my experience, they are not cut happy which I see as a good thing- they make a careful assessment before deciding to go down the removal route rather than simply cutting out anything that looks semi-suspect.”

2. Morris Wellness Practice

As a leading skin care expert in Canberra, Dr Andrew Morris of Morris Wellness is committed to keeping his clients safe and healthy. Using the latest in professional imaging systems, Dr Morris can help diagnose and document early-stage skin cancers.

Our reader, cabbage, has visited Dr Morris for years. “He has the equipment, has done quick surgery on me and has a holistic style if that is important,” they wrote.

3. 360uv Skin Cancer Clinic

As one of the most comprehensive and professionally support skin cancer clinics in Canberra, 360uv is a reliable option. Their qualified staff use specialist technology to identify, document, and remove potentially dangerous skin cancers.

Commenter sportsmum has heard good things about 360uv. “I know two ‘moley’ people who went there and both had melanomas removed after a screening,” she wrote. “I think that have special equipment there that can pick it up.”

Your Experience with Skin Cancer Clinics in Canberra

Do you visit a skin cancer clinic on a regular basis? Share your experience below.

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zllauh 5:27 pm 24 Jul 15

Hi jessieduck ,

I have been visiting the skin clinic in Kingston the one opposite to the shops for several years.

This was specifically for Psoriasis treatment and now i am a happy camper, pretty sure that they they may be able to help you out or else point you in the right direction .

Old google helped me with their website – http://www.healthyskincliniccanberra.com/

Worth a call.

My 2 cents.

zllauh 11:46 am 04 May 15

i don not know whether it is relevant here or not. i have seen many people being cured using ‘CANNABIS’ after all the traditional practices were not successful with cancer treatment.
for skin cancer, there is a cannabis oil.

deye 11:57 pm 03 Sep 12

sportsmum said :

You could try 360uv in Deakin. I know two ‘moley’ people who went there and both had melanomas removed after screening. I think that have special equipment there that can pick it up.

second that, which reminds me I need to book a check up soon.

cabbage 11:44 pm 03 Sep 12

I have been visiting Dr Andrew Morris of the Morris Practice in Kennedy St Kingston for several years. He has the equipment, has done quick surgery on me and has a holistic style if that is important.

poetix 9:48 pm 03 Sep 12

Very serious issue, I know. But:

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sportsmum 8:07 pm 03 Sep 12

You could try 360uv in Deakin. I know two ‘moley’ people who went there and both had melanomas removed after screening. I think that have special equipment there that can pick it up.

allyroger 11:39 am 03 Sep 12

ps0104 said :

I use Jamison Medical and Skin Cancer Clinic..

Thanks for this, called up and booked in. I like my GP but don’t trust him with specialist knowledge like this.

jessieduck 7:00 pm 02 Sep 12

I don’t mind a shameless plug thoughtpod. Riotact ain’t no ABC!

jessieduck 6:29 pm 02 Sep 12

Thanks guys. Jamison is very handy to us so I’ll send him there first. No more putting it off!

thoughtpod 6:19 pm 02 Sep 12

This feels a bit like a plug, but hopefully it might be helpful to you…if you have an iPhone.

Earlier this year, my wife and I (who own a small, Canberra e-health start-up) created an iPhone app that lets you track your moles. It helps you capture photos and information about moles that concern you, and update these over time to note if they change in any way. It also lets you capture personal and family skin cancer history that could be useful to your doctor.

The app is really all about helping you partner with your doctor – so, you can print out or email detailed reports and share these with your GP/dermatologist. It was made in conjunction with doctors and dermatologists (and skin cancer patients), and we’ve put in a lot of effort to make sure it’s very useful, very usable, and clinically safe.

By the way, it does NOT diagnose skin cancer. Because apps can’t, and ones that claim to do this are dangerous (the Cancer Council has a lot to say about this point).

Anyway, if you’re interested, you can find a link to SkinKeeper for iPhone off our website (http://www.thehealthsafari.com).

frankie 4:30 pm 02 Sep 12

ps0104 said :

I use Jamison Medical and Skin Cancer Clinic. Always been happy and no need for a referral- just ring and make an appt. In my experience, they are not cut happy which I see as a good thing- they make a careful assessment before deciding to go down the removal route rather than simply cutting out anything that looks semi-suspect.

+1 Jamison Medical and Skin Cancer Clinic. Recommend Dr. Goonerage, he was exactly right in my diagnosis.

ps0104 2:30 pm 02 Sep 12

I use Jamison Medical and Skin Cancer Clinic. Always been happy and no need for a referral- just ring and make an appt. In my experience, they are not cut happy which I see as a good thing- they make a careful assessment before deciding to go down the removal route rather than simply cutting out anything that looks semi-suspect.

tidalik 2:26 pm 02 Sep 12

On the southside, Dr Laurence Anderson at Annie Lim family Practice in Deakin is excellent. He is a GP but specialises in skin cancer checks and is also a trained cosmetic surgeon.

tommy 1:33 pm 02 Sep 12

Can try “North Canberra Family Practice” (02 6251 9006 – their website has a wrong phone number but you can confirm it in Whitepages) – they are one of those mega clinics and one of their attached services is skin cancer checks.

Best to do a check up. I had a friend who had a mole was cancerous, even after the operation to carve it out he died a year later.

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