Skin Cancer Check

Prevention and Early Diagnosis of Melanoma

Melanoma is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in Australia, yet melanoma is primarily preventable. There is a key role for GPs in earlier diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and in the delivery of prevention messages.

Melanoma is the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Gippsland with an average of 164 new diagnoses each year. According to Gippsland PHN’s Health Needs Assessment report, Melanoma mortality rates are high in Baw Baw and Latrobe (age-standardised rates of 9 per 100,000 people), compared to Australia (6).

Gippsland PHN is delivering a series of Melanoma education sessions aimed at improving knowledge of latest melanoma treatments as well as hosting multiple forums across Gippsland including a Saturday workshop in Carlton at the Skin and Cancer foundation. GPs and health professionals are encouraged to register.

Skin Cancer Workshop for GPs – Carlton LAST CHANCE TO BOOK!
Saturday 7th September 2019 – Skin and Cancer Foundation
Level 1/80 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC 3053
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Gippsland Education Forum Melanoma and Lung – a Local Approach (Inverloch)
Thursday 22nd August 2019
RACV Resort, 70 Cape Paterson-Inverloch Road, Inverloch VIC 3996
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Gippsland Education Forum Melanoma and Lung – a Local Approach (Traralgon)
Tuesday 27th August 2019 – 6pm -9pm
11 Seymour Street, Traralgon
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Gippsland Education Forum Melanoma and Lung – a Local Approach (Bairnsdale)
Tuesday 27th August 2019
The Riversleigh, 1 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale
(run simultaneously via live stream from Traralgon)
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For more information on these education events please contact alecia.brown@gphn.org.au or jenny.whyte@gphn.org.au.