Everyone should check their skin regularly.
Patient self examination with General Practitioner support is the best way to screen for skin cancer. If you are at high risk of skin cancer or have had a skin cancer treated previously then you should self examine yourself every 3 to 6 months. You should talk to your family doctor about what is best for you.
An atypical mole is unevenly pigmented and has irregular borders. It is difficult to differentiate from cancer. Generally it is my practice to biopsy all atypical moles. Some patients have a genetic form of atypical moles that present with more than one hundred moles.
Not necessarily. Some Atypical moles can be precancerous.
If it is indicated then a mole can be surgically removed.
Often it is removed under local anaesthetic in my office. However it can be done under a deeper anaesthetic if the patient prefers. Dr Rizk advocates the National Law and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Guidelines that any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Dr Joseph Rizk became Australasia’s plastic surgeon of the year by making sure that each patient is heard, respected, and treated well. His patient-first approach provides you with the accurate medical information you need to make informed decisions about your course of treatment. At the same time, he offers his decades of knowledge and experience to help you along your path.