Skin Cancer / Head and Neck surgery

Skin cancer is the result of an abnormal growth of skin cells. Over exposure to UV radiation from the sun is a common cause.

There are three main types of skin cancer:

  • basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
    • Symptoms of BCC may include:
      • a pearly lump
      • a scaly, dry area that is shiny and pale or bright pink in colour.
      • bleeding, irritation
  • squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
    • Symptoms of SCC may include:
      • a thickened red, scaly spot
      • a rapidly growing lump
      • it looks like a sore that has not healed
      • it may be tender to touch
  • melanoma
    • Melanoma symptoms may include, change in an existing mole or appearance of a new spot:
      • Colour – a mole may change in colour or have different colour shades or become blotchy
      • Size – a mole may appear to get bigger
      • Shape – a mole may have an irregular border or may increase in height
      • Elevation- the mole may develop a raised area
      • Itching or bleeding

Skin cancer both melanoma and non-melanoma can metastise to the local nodal basin most commonly – neck, axilla and groin.

Dr Miteff is involved in the Head and Neck multidisciplinary meeting and Melanoma multidisciplinary meeting.

Not all skin cancers will require immediate surgery – it is important that you bring your pathology results with you to your consultation. You can email them to us prior to your consultation at info@aspireplasticsurgery.com.au please include your referral.

Dr Miteff performs surgery at :

Private Hospitals

  • Lingard Private Hospital
  • Warners Bay Private Hospital

Public Hospitals

  • Calvary Mater Hospital
  • John Hunter Hospital
  • Belmont District Hospital

If you choose to have your surgery at a Private Hospital we will provide you with a quotation on the day of your consultation. Should you choose to have surgery in a Public Hospital you will not be charged a surgery fee, however you will go on a waitlist for surgery.

https://plasticsurgery.org.au/procedures/surgical-procedures/skin-cancer/