Melbourne Hand Surgery 

Coronavirus update: Melbourne Hand Surgery has mechanisms to protect our patients and staff while we continue to provide healthcare services. All consultations are now conducted via telehealth (phone or videoconference), except where we have previously confirmed the requirement for an in-person physical examination or wound care management.  Only emergency surgery is being conducted in hospitals for the foreseeable future, in keeping with Government directives. 

If our practice is unable to physically open for business at any point in the coming weeks or months we will communicate this to existing scheduled patients via email and SMS (please do not attempt to reply other than with Y or N to an SMS, as the automated system does not facilitate this). Incoming telephone calls and receipt of voicemail messages may be temporarily affected by such a change. We will use this website banner to update you on changes to our practice and the availability of non-urgent procedures and surgery in the weeks and months ahead. Thank you for your understanding as our entire community works through these unprecedented and rapidly evolving times together (last updated: 4 April 2020).

Skin cancer

Dr Jill Tomlinson offers a full range of hand and wrist surgery services at Melbourne Hand Surgery. The skin cancer information provided on this website covers:


If you cannot find what you are searching for within this list please use the "search" function on this website to find it - with many different categories of hand injuries this is the quickest way to find what you are looking for if you haven't already found it! If you can't find what you're looking for please contact us, so we can develop new content that will assist you and future visitors.

Skin cancers account for 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers

Source: Cancer Council Australia

Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70
Source: Cancer Council Australia

Every year in Australia around 434,000 people are treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancers. In 2007, 448 people died of the disease.
Source: Cancer Council Australia

FRACS

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