Arnold, Albany

Skin and prostate cancer champion

Get it looked at. Just get on with it.

Arnold’s story

In 2018, former commercial pilot and aerial musterer Arnold had noticed some unusual spots on the top of his head, similar to pimples. After 2-3 weeks Arnold noticed one spot hadn’t gone away. He knew he should make an appointment with his local GP and made it a priority. When Arnold visited the GP he was told it was skin cancer and was treated in the clinic room then and there.

Arnold then needed 15 doses of radiation in Perth. Fortunately he was able to stay at Milroy Lodge, Cancer Council WA’s home away from home for regional cancer patients, while he underwent his treatment 400km from Albany.

Arnold’s advice

‘Just do it. Get it looked at’.

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Checking your own skin

Skin cancers can grow quickly, so it’s important to become familiar with your own skin (including skin not normally exposed to the sun) through regular self-checks. Find out the steps and some examples of what to look for.

Consult a doctor as soon as possible if you notice any new or changed spots, moles or freckles. Changes to look out for include shape, colour or size.