Skin cancer

Common signs and symptoms of skin cancer include:

  • Changes in a spot on your skin
  • Any crusty, non-healing sores
  • Small lumps that are red, pale or pearly in colour
  • New spots, freckles or any moles changing in colour, thickness or shape over a period of weeks to months (especially those dark brown to black, red or blue-black in colour)

Get to know your skin and what’s normal for you and if you notice any unusual changes tell your doctor.

If you have had any of these signs or symptoms tell your doctor.  It doesn’t mean you’ve got skin cancer – often they turn out to be something less serious.  But it’s important to tell your doctor and get them checked.

If it is skin cancer, the earlier it’s found, the greater the chance of successful treatment.

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You can also find out more about skin cancer by visiting Cancer Council WA’s website.

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