The causes

Damage to the skin usually begins at an early age from exposure to UV radiation – through sunburn in particular. Over exposure to UV rays, usually from spending prolonged periods in the sun or from other sources such as tanning machines in solariums, is the biggest risk factor for skin cancer. Protecting your skin effectively is the best way to minimise your risk.

Click here to learn more about how to stay safe in the sun.


The symptoms

  • A new spot that’s different from other spots on the skin around it

  • A lesion that’s itchy, painful, or has become inflamed

  • A sore that won’t heal

  • A mole or spot that’s getting bigger and changing shape or colour


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