Melanoma scan skin cancer clinic

Melanoma Scan
Skin Cancer Clinic

Clinics open from 8:00am Monday to Friday - Subject to doctor availability

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What age do I need to have my children's skin checked?

Most children are at very low risk of skin cancers, so regular skin checks are not routinely recommended unless there are particular concerns.  While skin cancers including melanoma are rare, they do occur, so if there is a mole or spot that is changing or growing at an accelerated rate, or looks odd or different to every other mole on the child’s body, then they should be checked to ensure it is not a cancer.