Skin Cancer Clinic Wins Melanoma Award
Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre won a National Melanoma Award for reducing the impact of Melanoma for patients and for the wider community. This was achieved by detecting a large number of very early melanomas using dermatoscopy and having an efficient melanoma followup protocol. They were also active in the community and on social media educating the public on early melanoma and skin cancer detection, skin cancer prevention and sun safety.
"Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre is dedicated to continuously improving their services to detect melanoma at it’s earliest stage. We are also committed to educate the public about skin cancer detection and prevention, ensuring they can present to our skin cancer clinic in a timely fashion."
Local skin cancer clinic wins an inaugural National Melanoma Award hosted by Melanoma Patients Australia.
Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre has been operating on the Mornington Peninsula for over 10 years. On Friday the 16th of October, this small local clinic won an Honourable Mention at the National Melanoma Awards hosted by Melanoma Patients Australia. Melanoma Patients Australia is the largest support organisation in Australia for supporting people affected by melanoma.
Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre’s Medical Director Dr Sally Shaw said the clinic was extremely honoured to be a recipient of a national award.
“The award was for social responsibility in a corporation for reducing the impact of melanoma in Australia,” said Dr Shaw. “Our skin cancer clinic is continuously updating our knowledge and techniques to be able to detect melanomas at the earliest stage. All our doctors and nurses obtain qualifications in dermatoscopy and/or skin cancer medicine at the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. The results have been impressive. Our melanoma detection rate has doubled over the last 12 months with 80% of the melanomas diagnosed being in-situ and 98% of the melanomas less than 1mm deep.
Dr Shaw continued: “Our clinic also has a large presence in our local community, at festivals and events, giving away free sunscreen, advice on early skin cancer detection and how to stay safe in the sun. Public awareness of the signs of melanoma and other skin cancers means that patients will book themselves in for a skin check in a prompt manner and then hopefully if there is a skin cancer, it’s at the earliest stage and with a great prognosis.”
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