Skin Cancer Checks

It can be difficult to know whether something on your skin is a harmless mole, normal sun damage or a sign of cancer.

How often you should have a skin check will depend on your skin type, your age and your risk profile for skin cancer.

The Cancer Council recommends adults self-check their skin and moles every 3 months. Those in an at-risk category should have a trained doctor examine them at least once a year.

So keep track of skin changes and if you notice any changes to your skin, have them investigated by a doctor.

If you require a skin procedure your doctor will discuss what is involved, how long it will take and any associated costs.

Dr. Dan Marrow and Dr. Matt Fuller have a special interest in skin cancers and are available for 30-minute skin check appointments.