SKIN CANCER CHECKS
Skin Cancer Checks Saves Lives
Over 10,000 people are diagnosed with melanoma each year.
Early detection and treatment could save your life*.
There are three basic types of skin cancer
- Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) – This is the least dangerous form of cancer and is known as a non-melanoma skin cancer. It can appear as a round or flattened lump, and can look red, pale or pearly colour.
- Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) – A non-melanoma skin cancer that is less common than BCC but can be more dangerous. It may have a thickened, red, scaly appearance that can easily bleed, crust or ulcerate.
- Melanoma – This is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. It is well know that Australia has the highest incidence in the world. Melanoma may show no symptoms but be careful of moles that are asymmetric, have an irregular boarder, an uneven colour, are over 6mm in diameter and change and grow over time.