Northbridge Medical Centre Launches a Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign

Individuals between the ages of 15 and 29 are highly at risk of melanoma, thus everyone needs to be aware of the signs and symptoms, reports NorthbridgeMedical.com.au

According to SunSmart.com.au, two thirds of Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they reach the age of 70, and more than 2,000 individuals die from this disease every year in the country. The condition continues to be so prevalent that 80 percent of all new cancers diagnosed in the country each year are of this type, and early detection is critical. Northbridge Medical offers screening tests for this purpose, and every individual should undergo regular screenings to ensure any changes are detected at an early stage

"Northbridge Medical makes use of the latest in equipment to magnify any lesions that may be potentially cancerous. These lesions then undergo a digital inspection and are scanned into a filing system to track changes over time. Individuals often wonder how long this procedure will take, yet it only lasts for 15 minutes, there is no pain involved and it's completely safe," Mike Burnson, spokesperson for Northbridge Medical, explains.

Melanoma continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer among young individuals. In fact, it accounts for greater than 25 percent of all cancers in Australians between the ages of 15 and 29. This concerns doctors greatly, as melanoma remains the most serious of the skin cancers and can threaten a person's life when not treated promptly, but effective treatments are available when it is caught at an early stage.

"Parents and children alike need to be aware of changes to the skin. A large spot or mole needs to be checked, and the same is true of new freckles and moles that appear and then change in colour, shape or size over weeks or months. What many don't realize is a scaly, small lump or patch is also a sign of skin cancer. Any new or unusual spots need to undergo a skin cancer screening to determine if they are of concern," Burnson continues.

Patients often worry they will need extensive treatment for skin cancer. Surprisingly, many skin cancers can be handled and completely removed with nothing more than a local excision. This depends on the type and stage of the cancer, and a trained medical professional can determine the best course of action.

"Contact the center today for a skin cancer screening. The risk of skin cancer is too great for individuals to put off this task. We'll work to evaluate any areas of the skin that may be of concern and determine what steps need to be taken next. This is true for children and adults alike, so don't delay. Book an appointment now," Burnson recommends.

About Northbridge Medical Centre:

Northbridge Medical Centre opened in 2012 and functions as a modern medical practice providing health care services in a modern, friendly setting. The centre understands high quality patient health care and high quality service go hand in hand, and the facility remains accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Contact Info:
Name: Mike Burnson
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Organization: Northbridge Medical Centre
Address: Perth, Western Australia, 6000
Phone: (08) 9228 8339
Website: http://www.northbridgemedical.com.au/

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