High Risk Clinic
This clinic was funded at SMDC with a grant for 10 years from the NSW cancer institute and has now rolled out in various locations due to its success. It has demonstrated its utility in diagnosing melanomas at an early stage and decreasing unnecessary excisions with the use of total body photography and digital monitoring. We have also proven that it is very cost effective and we are now lobbying the government to obtain medicare reemboursement of the TBP and monitoring with regular dermatology review for high risk patients.
It is intended for patients with multiple melanomas or dysplastic naevus syndrome and a personal melanoma or 4 family members with melanomas.