Advanced Skin Care Solutions

Goolwa Medical Centre is committed to providing exceptional skin care, including comprehensive skin cancer screenings and treatments. With the expansion of our services and a new facility opening, we are equipped to offer advanced skin care solutions to our community.

State-of-the-Art Skin Clinic Services

Pioneering Skin Health and Cancer Care

As part of our ongoing commitment to comprehensive healthcare, Goolwa Medical Centre is enhancing its services in skin cancer and clinical procedures. With the upcoming opening of our new facility at 17 Cadell Street, we are poised to offer skin cancer screening and subsequent follow up procedures, ensuring accessibility to our community for this in demand service..

Our Existing Services, & An Expansion Of Our Dermatological Services

Ready to Meet Your Skin Health Needs

Goolwa Medical Centre is currently in the process of expanding services relating to skin cancer and other clinical procedures.
Our new building at 17 Cadell Street, Goolwa will be opening in February 2024 (old Bank SA building)

Currently all skin checks are conducted at our Goolwa Medical Centre clinic.

Our Services include:

Being Aware Of The Major Types Of Skin Cancer

There are three major types of skin cancer:

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer.
This condition usually is very slow-growing and does not typically spread from the original area in which it is found, typically making it the least dangerous form of skin cancer.
With that in mind, it can damage deeper tissues and bone, particularly when originating near the eye.
A basal cell carcinoma usually manifests as a waxy growth with elevated borders and a dented center.
The condition may also appear as a scaly, dry, or red spot; a crusty lump; a white, scar-like patch; or a bleeding sore that doesn’t heal.

Squamous Cell Carcinomas

Squamous cell carcinomas are dangerous cancers that can be life-threatening. They often present as a red, scaly patch on the skin with irregular borders.
These types of skin cancer may look like an open sore or a wart, and they can bleed if picked at or bumped.
Squamous cell carcinomas often affect areas of the skin that are exposed to the sun – the ears, lips, and other areas of the face are common places where they appear.
They are capable of spreading to the lymph nodes, internal organs, and other body areas.

Melanoma

Melanomas can occur on virtually any area of the body, and they are the most life-threatening type of skin cancer.
Often resembling moles, melanomas are typically uneven in colour, have irregular borders It is vital to regularly check areas of skin for any abnormalities, new growths, or changes to existing growths.
Any type of growth on the skin, whether it’s been there for years or if it’s something that is unfamiliar to you, should be checked by a doctor to ensure it is not cancerous.
The sooner diagnosis and treatment for skin cancer is sought, the greater the chances of survival.

Protect your skin and your health. Schedule an appointment with our Skin Clinic for a thorough check-up or treatment. Early detection is key to successful treatment.