What does skin cancer look like?

  • crusty sores that won’t heal
  • small red, pale or pearly lumps
  • any new spots, freckles or moles that change in colour, size, shape or
  • thickness over a period of weeks to months
  • particularly look for any spots that are dark brown to black, red or blue-black in colour

 How to look?

Remember to check, your face, neck and ears, scalp, front and back of torso, buttocks, arms, legs, hands, palms, feet, soles, and between fingers and toes and finger and toenails. It may help to use a hand held mirror

You may also like to ask your partner or a person you trust to help you look in areas such as your back and scalp which you often cannot see

How often should you look?

You should check your own skin every three months

You should have your skin checked with your GP or at our skin cancer clinics once every year or as advised by your Doctor.

Northern Beaches

Building Q1, Level 2, Suite 9, 4 Daydream St, Warriewood

Appointment availability:
 Monday – Friday
Appointment times: 8.30am-5.00pm
Phone: 02 9999 0336
Fax: 02 9999 0337

Sydney City

L16, 109 Pitt St, Sydney


Appointment availability:
 Tuesday & Thursday
Appointment times: 8.30am-6.00pm
Phone: 02 92231608