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Why choose Cabrini for your care

Cabrini’s skin cancer and melanoma service is one of the best in the country, with leading specialists providing access to expert advanced treatments and surgical interventions to treat skin cancer. As one of the largest private providers of cancer treatments in Melbourne we offer a comprehensive and coordinated care to our patients.

We provide access to diagnostic services, plastic surgeons, sub-specialist surgeons as required, medical oncology and radiation oncology services. Most patients will never wait for more than a week for a new patient appointment.

To ensure that you receive the best plan of care all new cases are discussed and reviewed at regular team meetings with all members involved in your care. Cabrini specialists ensure a complete integration with local expert dermatologists to provide a comprehensive skin cancer and melanoma service.

Skin cancer is the third highest form of cancer in Australia behind prostate and bowel cancer. However, if detected early the vast majority (90 per cent) of patients will be successfully treated. We treat all types of skin cancer at Cabrini. There are three main types of skin cancer:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
  • Melanoma

Cabrini was one of the first hospitals in Victoria to provide immunotherapy treatment to patients from 2010, leading the way to provide expertise in this field of medicine. Cabrini has participated in some of the landmark clinical trials in melanoma, which have shaped the treatment worldwide. Many of the Cabrini specialists present at symposia nationally and internationally.

  • General Enquiries

  • Operating Hours

    Consulting Rooms
    Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
    Out of hours consultations as required

    Emergency Department
    Cabrini Malvern
    24 hours, 7 days a week

    Inpatient wards
    24 hours, 7 days a week

  • Referrals

    If you have been diagnosed with a skin cancer or melanoma your GP will refer you to a specialist at Cabrini hospital. Your GP can help select the most suitable specialist to treat you. Alternatively, you can visit the Find a Doctor directory for a list of our specialists.

    At Cabrini, we ensure all patients with skin cancer or melanoma receive prompt treatment. We aim to assign new patients to a specialist within hours of an urgent referral and within a week for non-urgent referrals.

    We have all the support services required for your care in one location, including all medical imaging and pathology services. This ensures coordinated care and reduces stress during what can be a challenging time.

    At Cabrini, we ensure all patients with skin cancer or melanoma receive prompt treatment. We aim to triage new patients within hours of an urgent referral and within a week for non-urgent referrals.

    When referring a patient to a Cabrini specialist, please include all pathology and imaging test results. Please note Cabrini offers comprehensive pathology and medical imaging services onsite.

    Our specialists are available to give you advice on your patient and discuss diagnostic and treatment plans. If your patient is unwell our specialists can directly admit them for inpatient treatment. For a list of our specialists visit the Find a Doctor directory.

    Alternatively, if the matter is urgent, the Cabrini Malvern Emergency Department (ED) is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. The ED team can provide a referral to the most appropriate specialist to meet your patients’ need.

Skin and melanoma cancer specialists

For a comprehensive list of Cabrini specialists, please visit our Find a Doctor directory.

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Skin cancer services offered

Cabrini offers access to expert dermatologists, diagnostic procedures, surgical treatment, chemotherapy and immunotherapy and radiation oncology in appropriate cases. Our plastic surgeons are well known for their reconstructive surgery and exceptional cosmetic outcomes.

A team of healthcare professionals will work together with services offered at Cabrini to diagnose and treat skin cancer. Our services include:

  • Allied health services (dietetics/nutrition, physiotherapy and exercise physiology)
  • Chemotherapy, immunotherapy or targeted treatments
  • Clinical trials including Phase 1 studies and access programs for some drugs prior to PBS reimbursement
  • Education programs and sessions, chemotherapy diary
  • Full range of medical imaging services including state of the art PET scan and interventional radiology including PICC lines and ports
  • Look good feel better program
  • Living with Cancer – a free information group education session, located at Cabrini Brighton
  • On site radiotherapy with GenesisCare Radiation Oncology
  • Pastoral care and bereavement services
  • Surgery

Frequently asked questions