Your Skin

Australia has the highest skin cancer incidence rate in the world, with approximately two in three Australians being diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 70.

You should see us if you

  • Are over 60
  • Have had previous skin cancer
  • Have a family history of skin cancer
  • Spend significant time outdoors
  • Have fair skin
  • Have a large number of moles
  • Have irregular moles
  • Have a history of sunburn
  • Have sun-damaged skin
  • Use solariums or suntan outdoors
  • Are worried about your skin

Skin spots of concern

  • Spots that have an irregular colour or appearance
  • Spots that change size, shape or colour
  • Spots that bleed
  • Spots that have been itchy for a long time
  • Spots that have recently appeared

Skin cancer accounts for about 80% of all new cancers diagnosed each year in Australia.