Skin scan ‘a life-saver’

Lions Cancer Institute dermographer and registered nurse Siva Lowings performs a skin check on Mildura Lions Club secretary Liz Lowndes. 
Picture: Jayne Alderton

Lions Cancer Institute dermographer and registered nurse Siva Lowings performs a skin check on Mildura Lions Club secretary Liz Lowndes. Picture: Jayne Alderton

MORE than 60 people have been referred to a skin specialist after taking part in a free skin cancer screening in Mildura over the past two days.

Mildura Lions Club hosted the Lions Cancer Institute bus and its team of dermographers, who conducted about 250 screenings over two days, up to 30 of which they say could lead to a potentially life-threatening cancer diagnosis.

Dermographer Gibson Atherton said about 25 per cent of people screened were referred to a skin specialist and estimated up to half those could have potentially life-threatening cancer.

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