Early detection of skin cancer is crucial.
Most skin cancers can be successfully treated if detected early.
On an average day any one of our dermatologists may find ten skin cancers which may have otherwise gone undiagnosed.
If you notice any new spots or changes in the colour, size or shape of existing spots, see your GP as soon as possible.
If your GP is concerned, they will refer you to a Dermatologist.
Warning signs for skin cancer and melanoma
- A skin growth that increases in size and appears pearly, translucent, tan, brown, black, or multi-coloured.
- A mole, birthmark, beauty mark, or any brown spot that:
– Changes colour.
– Increases in size, thickness or develops a lump in it.
– Is irregular in outline.
- A spot or sore that:
– Itches or tender.
– Crusts or scabs.
– Ulcerates or bleeds.
– Fails to heal within 4 weeks.