Free skin check day highlights the dangers of melanoma
More than 90 people attended the Spot the Difference free skin check day at Rockingham Maternity and Family Practice on April 14, with event organisers reiterating the need for regular skin checks.
Practice manager Jessica Neal said from the 93 patients, 15 were booked in over the next few weeks to have suspicious lesions removed.
“It’s too early to tell exactly what we have found but we have one confirmed melanoma and the others are suspected or suspicious of being skin cancers,” she said.
MelanomaWA chief executive officer Clinton Heal said although the overall goal was to see skin cancer statistics in WA drop through preventative measures, early detection and removal was the next step.
Through the Spot the Difference skin check day, Rockingham Maternity and Family Practice raised $3625.45 for melanomaWA.