Skin cancer accounts for approximately 80% of all cancers in Australia.
There are three main types of skin cancer
Melanoma is the most diagnosed cancer each year for people aged 15-44 years old.
If left untreated can spread to other parts of the body.
Appears as a new spot or an existing spot that changes in colour, size or shape.
2. Squamous cell carcinoma
A thickened, red scaly spot that may bleed easily, crust or ulcerate.
More likely to occur in people over 50 years of age.
3. Basal cell carcinoma
Most common, least dangerous form of skin cancer.
Red, pale or pearly in colour, appears as a lump or dry, scaly area.
May ulcerate or fail to completely heal.