Onsite Skin checks
Our onsite skin cancer checks are a great way to ensure your team are fit and healthy all year around.
Employees need to receive regular skin checks to identify potential skin cancers before they develop.
As an employer, it’s important to provide onsite screenings, along with education on sun protection and how to identify possible melanoma.
Outdoor workers have a particularly high risk of skin cancer however; indoor workers also have a high risk of melanoma because they spend most of the week inside but are exposed to short bursts of intense sunlight on weekends and holidays.
Skin Cancer Checks
Healthworks provides onsite Skin Cancer Checks for employees across Australia. Our team of qualified medical professionals; carry out skin checks using a dermatoscope to identify potential areas of concern.
10 minute check examines the exposed areas of the body, including face, neck and décolletage, hands, forearms, elbows or area(s) nominated by the participant.
15 minute check allows for a full body examination from head to toe. Participants can also opt to focus on a particular area of concern.
What employees receive:
– Full or partial (exposed areas) skin check by a qualified medical professional, trained in the screening and early detection of skin cancer. Employees can request to focus on a specific area.
– Education on skin cancer prevention, sun protection
– Clear information on how to recognise malignant melanoma
– A ‘how to’ guide on doing a self-examination
– If required, a written referral to a GP, Dermatologist or Skin Cancer Clinic for further investigation and diagnosis
– A personal follow up to employees with their consent who received a referral, to ensure prompt treatment.
Who needs a skin check:
The sun in Australia is extremely harsh and unfortunately, has one of the highest rates of skin cancer. More than 11,500* Australian men and women diagnosed with a melanoma each year, and an estimated 434,000* people treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancers. On top of those alarming statistics, 2 out of 3 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 70*.
It recommended that everyone over the age of 25 should get regular skin checks. If you have never had a skin check, and over the age of 25 it is never too late to start having regular skin checks.
What is the purpose of a skin check
A skin check can help identify irregular moles and changes in the skin – the earlier that a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better chance of eliminating it entirely.
What happens during a skin check?
During a skin check, clinicians check for moles and freckles that have any asymmetrical patterns, blothcy colouring, an irrecfular border, or spots that have changed in size or shape.
How often should you get a skin check?
You should discuss your medical history and possible risk of skin cancer with your GP to get an idea of how often you should get a skin check. Some patients will need a full skin check every 3-6 months, others every 12 months, and those with low risk may be recommended to have a skin check every 2-3 years. Melanomas can develop in between visits with your skin cancer clinician, therefore you should know how to check your own skin and moles. The Cancer Council recommends all adults should do a self check every 3 months.
*Cancer Council Australia
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