Scan your skin

and look for a spot or a mole that is...

Sore

A spot which is sore (scaly, itchy, bleeding tender) and doesn’t heal within 6 weeks.

Changing

Changing in size, shape, colour or texture.

Abnormal

Looks different, feels different, or stands out when compared to your other spots and moles.

New

Has appeared on your skin recently. Any new moles or spots should be checked, especially if you are over 40.

Are you at risk?

Most of us know that protecting our skin from the sun is the most important step to preventing skin cancer…

  • But what if your skin hasn’t always been protected?
  • Maybe you can’t always avoid the sun?
  • Or perhaps there is a history of skin cancer in your family?
  • Preventing skin cancer is also about knowing your risk level.

Find out if you’re at risk

Did you know?

  • Australia and New Zealand have the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world.
  • Skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers.
  • More than 90% of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun.

Remember...the most effective management for skin cancer is early detection and treatment.