Health Diary: National Skin Cancer Action Week
More than 2000 people in Australia die from skin cancer every year. Of the 3 types of skin cancer, melanoma is the most dangerous. If treated early it's curable, so it's important to keep an eye on suspicious marks or blemishes on your skin. Find out how you can check your skin to detect any changes sooner rather than later.
Dr Norman Swan talks us through the ABCDE system – recommended by the Cancer Council – of analysing a suspicious spot.
Last Reviewed: 21/11/2018
Skin cancer treatment options
The treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer has a high success rate, provided it is detected at an early stage. Read about the different treatment options.
Skin cancer: the warning signs
How to detect potential skin cancers, what are the warning signs and what are the steps in the diagnosis of skin cancer.
Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. Most melanomas arise as a new spot on previously normal skin, rather than from a pre-existing mole.
Does having red hair and moles multiply skin cancer risk?
Exposure to the sun is a significant predictor of your risk of melanoma, but other factors play into the likelihood you’ll develop skin cancer.
Video: The ABCDE of skin cancer
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world - 2 out of 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70.