Skin Cancer Detection Tips

Early detection is important to prevent skin cancer becoming a serious problem. One of the big successes in Australia over the past 25 years has been the increase in the early detection and treatment of melanoma - undoubtedly saving many lives. Early detection makes it possible to prevent skin cancer from spreading and becoming much more difficult to treat. Here are recommendations on how to detect skin cancer yourself from two highly respected organizations based in the U.S.

American Academy of Dermatology Self Examination

The Skin Cancer Foundation Self Examination

For professional help in evaluating a change in your skin, please consult a dermatologist. To find a practicing dermatologist in your local area, visit the following public resource center.

American Academy of Dermatology Find a Dermatologist.