Skin Cancer

Australia experiences the highest incidence of skin cancers in the world.

Skin cancers are broadly classified into 2 main categories, namely melanoma skin cancers and non-melanoma skin cancers.

In the non-melanoma skin cancer group, there are the Squamous Cell Carcinomas (which are more dangerous) and the Basal Cell Carcinomas (which are the most common and least dangerous). These are usually due to cumulative ultraviolet damage to the skin over many years.

Melanomas are the most dangerous of the skin cancers and has to be managed quickly and carefully. They may arise from an abnormal mole or in normal skin. There is often a history of a severe sunburn episode in the past (may be 5-10 years ago).

Play in the sun, but play smart. Look after your skin and have a regular skin check up.