Due for a Full skin check??

If you live in North Queensland, it is a good idea to schedule regular skin cancer check-ups with your GP. These check-ups may include a full-body examination, during which the GP will look for any suspicious moles, freckles, or other skin changes. If any suspicious areas are found, they may take a biopsy to check for cancer. In addition to regular check-ups, you can also take steps to protect your skin from the sun by wearing protective clothing, using sunscreen, and avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun during the hottest parts of the day. If you have any concerns about skin cancer, it is important to talk to your GP. They can provide you with more information about skin cancer, as well as recommendations for how to best protect your skin and detect any issues early.

Melanoma prevention and early diagnosis detailed guide here

Types of skin cancer

There are 3 main types of skin cancer, they are related to the type of skin cells where the cancer occurs. They are:

  1. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)—a type of skin cancer that develops in the basal cells of the top layer (epidermis) of the skin.
  2. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)—begins in the squamous cells, which are found in several places in the body including the top layer (epidermis) of the skin, in the main airways of the lung and in the cervix.
  3. Melanoma—a tumour of melanin-forming cells, especially a malignant tumour associated with skin cancer.

Check out Skin Cancer Explained from Queensland Health. Does not happen only to old people …

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