skin cancer checks
A vital part of life in Australia
We love our beaches and outdoor lifestyles, but the downside of living in this sunburnt country is the high frequency of skin cancers. Latest figures indicate at least 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 70. However, if caught early, skin cancer readily treatable.
Skin is the largest organ of the body. Yet surprisingly, we don’t always treat it with the respect it deserves. Sunburn, not covering up with clothing, not wearing a hat, not seeking shade, not wearing sunglasses — these are all decisions that could contribute to a less than desirable outcome. At Azure Medical, our team of doctors will openly discuss whether your skin cancer can be treated safely in-house. Our team will ensure the treatment you receive will be exactly appropriate for the condition, and whether a specialist referral might be necessary.
About Dr Richard Newton
Dr Richard Newton, GP, developed a strong interest in skin cancer checks and treatments when working a remote GP on King Island, treating the farmers and fisherman who had spent their lives out in the open. This inspired Dr Richard to complete several more advanced training programs in skin cancer checks and early detection, management and surgery where he now inspires and leads his team in this vital part of Australian life.