Cut out for skin cancer

Skin cancer is Australia’s most common malignancy, and the most expensive to treat. It makes sense, then, that it is treated by the most accessible and affordable doctors.

However, in recent years there has been fierce debate over the role of GPs in diagnosing and treating skin cancers, particularly melanoma.

As public awareness of the dangers of these lesions grew in the 1990s, an industry of dedicated skin cancer clinics developed. Over