Skin cancer care
Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, with thousands of people diagnosed across the country each year. The vast majority of these cancers are caused by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. There are three main types of skin cancer – melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
Dr Stewart regularly treats complex skin cancer cases, both publicly and privately, and would be happy to support you in managing your disease. His treatments include excision of the lesion and reconstruction options (from simple to complex), together with ongoing follow-up care.
Melanoma Surgery Perth
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that tends to develop in areas exposed to the sun such as the face, neck, arms and chest. Dr Stewart is involved and experienced in all aspects of the treatment of melanoma.
- Diagnosis and biopsy
- Surgical excision
- Reconstruction – simple or extensive
- Sentinal node biopsy
- Referral and concurrent management with radiation and medical oncologists
If you have been diagnosed with melanoma, or need further treatment for your melanoma, please contact us today for an urgent consultation. If you do not have private health insurance, Dr Stewart can also see you through Royal Perth Hospital or Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital if you live in the appropriate catchment areas.
Taking care of yourself after surgery
It is important to take care of your skin both before and after your surgery. Dr Stewart will discuss with you the best ways for you to maximise your cosmetic results post-surgery, as well as preventative measures to help you avoid further skin cancers in the future.
Dr Stewart may also refer you to a specialist dermatologist for combined post-operative care, to ensure you receive the highest quality advice and support for your individual needs and recovery. If you have any questions regarding post-operative care, please contact our team today.