Skin cancer treatment near Ngunnawal

Skin cancer can include basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma.

A person with a suspected or confirmed skin cancer should:

  • have their care overseen by a specialist who is a member of a multidisciplinary cancer care team
  • attend their first specialist appointment within two weeks of being referred by the general practitioner (GP).

Who to see

The diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer involves a team of specialists. Initial referral for melanoma or complicated non-melanoma skin cancer (BCC or SCC) should be to a dermatologist or surgeon.

A referral from a general practitioner (GP) is required for an appointment.

Where to have treatment

Treatment for skin cancer may include surgery or radiotherapy. Many people with skin cancer have surgery.

Surgery for skin cancer

Hospitals for skin cancer surgery are listed below. Results are ordered by distance from Ngunnawal ACT.

Other treatment centres

Results are ordered by distance from Ngunnawal ACT.

Find a cancer care team

All people with melanoma or advanced stage BCC or SCC in NSW should have their treatment overseen by a multidisciplinary cancer care team (MDT).

A multidisciplinary cancer care team is a group of health care professionals who work together to ensure that a patient receives the best care and outcomes. 

Children and youth services

There are services that provide specialised treatment and support to children and young people with cancer.

Tests and timeframes

National optimal care pathways have been developed to guide recommended care at each stage of the cancer pathway.

More information about the melanoma care pathway is available in these fact sheets:

Initial tests may be organised by the general practitioner (GP) and may include:

  • a complete skin check
  • a biopsy
  • imaging (in some circumstances).

  • If required, a biopsy should be performed within four weeks.
  • If referral to a specialist is required, referral should be as soon as practical, with respect to any clinical concern.

More information about the skin cancer care pathway is available in these fact sheets:


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