Thank you for completing the risk assessment form.
Based on the answers you gave, we were not able to calculate your risk level. This may be because the answers were not complete, or you were not confident in assessing the number of moles or freckles.
We will arrange a longer appointment with one of our doctors to discuss your risk of skin cancer in more detail. If necessary we will also perform a skin check at this appointment. Your employer will arrange a suitable time.
As for everyone, it is recommended that you protect your skin from the sun, and that you or a loved one check your skin and bring any concerning spots to the attention of your doctor.
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Skin Check Appointments
Your appointment with the doctor is a very important next step, to assess your risk factors more thoroughly.
The appointment with one of our doctors will last about 30 minutes. We will ask more questions about your risk factors for skin cancer, and about how many moles you have. You can tell us about any worrying spots.
If we think you are at high risk of skin cancer after that, we will do a full skin check. Please come wearing loose clothing if possible. Underwear will not need to be removed. We will check your skin methodically under a bright light, and examine suspicious lesions under a dermatoscope (hand-held microscope). If you bring your phone-camera, we can mark and take photos of any suspicious lesions.
If no suspicious lesions are found, but you are at HIGH or VERY HIGH risk, we will recommend that you have another skin check every 6 to 12 months. If we find worrying lesions, we will talk to you about how they can be tested – you may wish to take the photos to your own doctor to plan a removal of the spot, or we can arrange to do it at Royal Park Medical if you prefer.
If you are LOW or MEDIUM risk we would not usually recommend a skin check, but we can perform one anyway if you wish.
If you are uncertain about what you need to do next please contact Royal Park Medical on (03) 8301 5500, or using our contact form or email email@example.com.