Along with using your SunSense to protect your skin from getting too much sun, checking your skin regularly is your best defence against skin cancer.

Have someone else check places that are hard for you to see, such as your back and the back of your neck, ears and legs.

Learn what to look for and check your skin regularly, as most skin cancers can be cured if they’re caught early enough.

If you find any changes, see your doctor right away.

What you should watch for:

  • any change in a birthmark, or a mole that changes shape, colour, size or surface
  • any new growth on your skin pale – pearly nodules that may grow larger and crust, or red, scaly, sharply defined patches
  • any sore that doesn’t heal
  • an area of skin that bleeds, oozes, swells, itches or becomes red and bumpy

If you notice changes or are confused about what you should be looking for, ask your doctor for help.

Here are some signs to look out for:

Signs of non-melanoma skin cancer

Signs of melanoma

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