Skin Cancer Checks
The Cancer Council of Australia
With many workplaces recognising the importance of taking a proactive approach to their employees’ health, providing staff with a convenient avenue to have their skin checked is the responsible thing to do. Many lives have been saved with this approach, as dangerous lesions may have been otherwise ignored by the individual.
All Skin Cancer Assessment consultations include the following:
- Assessment of the individual participant’s level of risk for developing melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.
- A thorough assessment of the participant’s skin (in accordance with the appointment type booked, see below) by a qualified high-risk with the use of a risk-free.
- Comprehensive one on one education about the most common forms of skin cancer (Melanoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma
andSquamous Cell Carcinoma)
- Tailored information for each participant, regarding the best screening and self-monitoring regimes to employ; aimed to assist them with the early detection of skin cancer
- Provide the participant with written information which recaps the information which has been verbally imparted
- Any participant
whompresents with a lesion with suspicious features will be given a recommendation form which clearly outlines the suspicious features as noted by the dermatoscopist. In this situation, the importance of seekingfollow up will be explained and discussed with each client.
- Participants are encouraged to take their phones with them to their consultations. In the event that a suspicious lesion is found, the facilitator then takes an image of the location of the lesion on the participant’s’ phone; better enabling their GP to accurately locate the lesion during follow up medical consultations.
- A de-identified report of findings to the employer post-completion of the skin assessment services.
Employers can select either a Level 1 or Level 2 consult for each clinic,
Level 1 Consult – Exposed Areas and Personalised Educational Skin Cancer Consultation (10 minutes)
Level 2 Consult – Full Body Skin Assessment (15 minutes)
Full skin assessment, performed by a