Our mission at FNQH Skin Cancer Clinic is to provide easily accessible and affordable skin cancer checks and treatment to everyone, which is why we bulk bill and offer a full range of skin cancer services performed by highly trained doctors and nurses. Queensland’s Cancer Council warns us that Queensland continues to be known as the skin cancer capital of the world, which is why we are dedicated to offering a range of services to help stop the rate of melanoma growth.
CAIRNS & INNISFAIL CLINIC SERVICES
COMPREHENSIVE SKIN CANCER CHECKS
During your quick and painless skin check, our doctors will examine your entire skin surface, including areas not normally exposed to sunlight such as the mouth, scalp, eyes and feet. They will only check under a patient’s undergarments if requested. During your check, our doctors may also look for skin changes, moles or freckles with unusual features and examine suspicious looking spots.
Our doctors are trained to identify moles or skin lesions that could be a potential skin melanoma. If they see any potential problems, they will take a biopsy to examine the tissue further by a pathologist. This procedure, which requires only a local anaesthetic to numb the area, is quick, simple and potentially lifesaving.
Skin cancer surgery
Our team of skilled doctors are experienced at removing skin cancers under a local anaesthetic in our state-of-the-art surgical rooms. If our patients require a general anaesthetic depending the on the size, position and complexity of the cancer, we will refer them to specialised surgeons at the public or private hospital.
HEINE Cube imaging mapping system
This innovative and in-depth image analysis of patients’ skin moles, freckles and lesions helps to monitor any skin cancer potential spots. This mapping system utilises a series of pictures taken over time of our patients’ skin issues to compare the images at a later date to determine if any changes are taking place.
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
We provide photodynamic therapy as a skin cancer preventative treatment. Any potential skin cancer spots can be monitored by PDT, which involves the use of a specialised topical treatment (cream or gel) and a light source to make the cancer sensitive to light. This creates a photochemical reaction that helps prevent non-cancerous skin lesions from morphing into cancerous ones.
Serial Digital Dermoscopic Images (SDDI)
We are dedicated to preventing skin cancers which is why we use SDDI’s innovative technology, which enables us to take and store photographs of any specific areas of concern, which we rephotograph periodically (usually three months). This helps us monitor changes to any lesions and accurately determine any treatment that might be needed.
Total Body Photography (TBP)
For our patients who have dysplastic moles (moles that are larger and irregular in size then the average mole) or for patients who have a lot of moles, we utilise Total Body Photography (TBP) to help us keep track of any changes to their moles. TBP is a valuable tool for the early detection of cancer.) to be reworded
Chronic Wound Light Therapy
To help our patients through any wound-healing process we use red and blue light therapy. This natural and non-invasive therapy has been clinically proven to significantly assist the healing process by increasing the blood flow to the affected area.
Blue light acne treatments
Blue light therapy, which is a clinically proven non-invasive treatment, is effective at killing acne-building bacteria in the skin’s pores and oil glands which cause breakouts. We offer a program of blue light treatments, depending on each individual’s condition, to treat acne without the use of antibiotics.
INNISFAIL CLINIC ADDITIONAL SERVICES
General health, prevention and wellness
While trained and experienced at diagnosing and treating skin cancers, our highly regarded team of doctors at Innisfail also provide GP services for people of all ages and for all types of medical issues and concerns. We take pride in providing you and your family with personalised, professional and quality healthcare.
Chronic disease management
Living with a chronic disease such asthma, diabetes, heart disease, among others, can be difficult, but our GPs are dedicated to helping each patient develop an individual management plan to help treat and monitor their disease. Our goal is to improve our patient’s health and wellbeing to achieve the best health outcomes for them.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Our doctors are passionate about improving the quality of life for patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. They work closely with each patient to try and ease their symptoms as well as monitoring and managing their condition.
We have a high understanding and knowledge of family planning services including helping patients with pregnancy, pre-pregnancy, fertility, birth control options, among other family planning requirements. They’re also able to discuss any sexual health questions you may have in a confidential and trustworthy manner.
Our doctors are also highly skilled at helping women deal with a wide range of female issues including pregnancy, childbirth and reproductive health, among other gynaecological services available.
FNQH Skin Cancer Clinic is also the Sun Doctors Skin Cancer Clinic’s only Australian dedicated training centre. Sun Doctors is a large group of skin cancer clinics with more than 100 doctors who specialise in skin checks and skin cancer treatment. Training at the Cairns centre, which is fully equipped with cutting-edge equipment, caters for beginning doctors through to advanced doctors who want to improve or refine their skills. Dr Vin Rajeswaran and Dr Phil Hayden, who are highly experienced and respected in their field, give hands-on training and on-going support to all of the doctors they train. Learn more here.