More than 12,500 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed in Australia each year.
This October, Blooms The Chemist Sun Awareness Clinics are helping to keep Aussies sun aware, by identifying moles and skin spots that require medical attention.
Each clinic involves a 15 minute, one-on-one consultation with a registered nurse in pharmacy and includes a personal skin cancer risk factor assessment, a current level of sun-damage assessment with our SpotCheck early detection tool, and personalised, practical advice and recommendations.
Our unique UV camera identifies any existing damage in the lower layers of skin and the SpotCheck tool evaluates your risk of skin cancer.
The SpotCheck early detection tool will be provided by the nurse who will then explain how to perform a head-to-toe self-examination to identify new moles or spots, or changes to existing moles and spots.
SpotCheck features a series of images that help with classifying and assessing moles and skin spot features, including asymmetry, irregular borders, and any changes in colour, size, irritation and bleeding.
Any spots or moles requiring further attention will be reviewed by a Blooms The Chemist pharmacist, who will refer you to your local GP or skin cancer specialist for professional diagnosis and treatment.
To book your Blooms The Chemist Skin Cancer SpotCheck today, identify your nearest Blooms The Chemist pharmacy with our store locator.