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.
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
L16, 109 Pitt St, Sydney
Appointment availability: Mondays & Thursday Only
Appointment times: 8.30 am - 5:30 pm
Phone: 02 9223 1608