Dr Athota's Hours:
Monday 7.30am to 3.00pm
Tuesday 7.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday 7.30am to 3.00pm
Thursday 7.30am to 3.00pm
Friday 7.30am to 4.00pm
Skin Cancer Checks
Eagleby Shopping Plaza
cnr Fryar and River Hills Road
Dr Praveen Athota provides caring, efficient and accessible opportunity to receive early detection, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers. He has knowledge and experience in this area gaining a “Diploma in Practical Dermatology” from the United Kingdom. Dr Athota has worked as a General Practitioner with a special interest in Dermatology for over 6 years in the UK.
Two out of three Australians will develop skin cancer. Australians have the highest rate of skin cancer in the world and out of all the states Queensland has the highest rates in the country.
Have you ever had your skin checked recently for skin cancer or Melanoma?
Did you know that Queensland residents have the highest risk on Melanoma in the world, carrying a lifetime estimated risk of 1 in 16 for men and 1 in 24 for women? Each year in Australia, around 1,200 people die from skin cancer and melanomas, yet it is a preventable and readily treatable form of cancer. 95% of skin cancers are treatable if they are detected early.
Melanoma is a disease of the skin in which cancer cells are found in the cells that colour the skin. While this cancer is usually found in adults, it is occasionally found in younger people.
You should see your doctor if you have any of the following warning signs of melanoma: change in size, shape or colour of a mole, oozing or bleeding from a mole, or a mole that feels itchy hard, lumpy, swollen or tender to touch. Melanoma can also appear on the body as a new mole.
Screening the body for melanoma can potentially lead to earlier diagnosis, thinner tumours and less chance of death from the cancer.
All consultations and procedures undertaken at Eagleby Medical Centre are 100% bulk billed.
Phone 3287 4781
to make an appointment for your skin check today!