Follow these steps to reduce your risk

What can I do? – Prevention and early detection

Good Sun protection practice

The old message about avoiding the sun, covering up with clothes and using high level sunscreen, hats and sunglasses still holds true. However, our experience is that many people can improve what they do to prevent skin cancers and may not be fully aware of the correct way to use sunscreen.

SCAN Your Skin. for new and changing moles and sores

You, your partner and your family will know better than anyone else if something on your skin is new or changing.
These are two important early warning signs.
1. Become familiar with your spots and moles
2. Check your skin regularly and get someone to check your back (or take a selfie with your phone)
Above all – don’t ignore any new or changing moles and sores.
Come in for us to perform a thorough skin check.

We endorse the Skin Cancer College Australasia and  promote a simple but very effective mantra:
SCAN means look for a spot or mole that is…
Sore, scaly, itchy, bleeding, tender and doesn’t heal within six weeks.
Changing in appearance, size, shape or colour.
Abnormal: Looks different, feels different, or stands out when compared to others.
New: Most melanomas – and all other skin cancers – arise this way.

More information can be found by highlighting and following the link to http://www.scanyourskin.org/what-happens-during-a-skin-check/

This is video on how to check your own skin.

(This video is sourced from Leo Pharma but this is not an endorsement of their products).

Skin checks /  Full skin examination

Most people in Queensland need full skin examination once every year or two, and some higher risk individuals need more frequent skin checks.

Having regular skin checks by a doctor experienced in dermoscopy improves the chances of detecting skin cancers and melanomas at an earlier stage. The earlier a skin cancer or melanoma is detected, the smaller the scar and the better chance of a cure.

Dermoscopy involves using a dermatoscope to examine suspicious lesions and look for clues to cancer or melanoma. Using a dermatoscope is painless, and greatly assists the doctor in deciding if a spot or mole is or is not of concern.

We understand having a skin check can be a daunting experience.

Patients keep their underwear on, and we use a sheet  to cover you as much as possible.

See here for more details about what happens during a skin check

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Reydon Street Medical Centre is moving on 14 February 2022

Reydon Street Medical Centre has a long history of providing high quality health care from trusted doctors from 2 Reydon Street on the corner of Newnham Road and Reydon Street in Upper Mt Gravatt.

The current health crisis means that it is no longer sustainable to continue this tradition from its original premises. To ensure we are more resilient and remain able to provide continuity of care to our patients in the face of sickness or furlough leave we need to be part of a larger organisation.

The great news is the legacy will continue and on 14 February 2022 Reydon Street Medical Centre will join the existing Holland Park General Practice at 1173 Logan Rd, Holland Park. This is part of the IPN Medical Centres network and is located just five minutes from our building.

We intend to provide the same high quality care from doctors you know and trust from more appropriate premises. You should also see the same friendly staff to look after you at the front desk.

Continuity of care and the security of our patient records is our priority. Patients records will be transferred automatically, so your doctor can continue to access them. Given the Holland Park General Practice is part of the IPN Medical Centres network, you can be assured that your health records and personal information will remain safe and secure.

We will continue to book appointments with your chosen doctor, but from Monday 14 February 2022 onwards, all existing and future appointments will take place at Holland Park General Practice.

We look forward to continuing to serve our patients from our new home.