The Skin & Cancer Foundation’s aim is to help Australians suffering from any and all diseases of the skin. These include a wide range of conditions, from allergic reactions to eczema to skin cancers. Quick and accurate diagnosis means the correct treatment can be administered sooner.
Role of pathology in skin cancers
Pathology gives us information about skin diseases that visual observation alone cannot provide.
Karen is a mother of three who was diagnosed with skin cancer after finding a mole on her back in January 2012. In February 2013 she found a lump under her arm; her doctor ordered an ultrasound and a needle biopsy to investigate and stage IV melanoma was confirmed.