With experts and the latest technology, Torbay Skin has developed an affordable way of detecting and managing Skin Cancer and aims to meet the rapid rise in Skin Cancer rates in our population.
Torbay Skin is run by Specialist GP’s, Doctor David Thompson and Doctor Lynda Thwaites, both of whom have post graduate qualifications in Skin Cancer diagnosis and treatment. Practitioner Clare Gunn has post graduate qualifications in Skin Cancer diagnosis; a Diploma of Dermoscopy from the Skin Cancer College of Australasia, a Certificate in Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine, a Certificate in Advanced Dermoscopy and Dermal Imaging, plus a Diploma in Medical Photography.
Everyone is encouraged to have a skin check and people do not have to be existing patients of Torbay Health. Doctor Thompson is an affiliated provider with Southern Cross Medical Insurance and both Doctor Thompson and Doctor Thwaites are Accredited Doctors with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. Southern Cross patients with policies covering full skin checks are asked to book into our Southern Cross Clinic with Doctor Thompson on Fridays.
A freckle, mole or lump that is new or changing in size, shape or colour, or a sore that does not heal may all be indicators of skin cancer.