Why do I need a skin check?

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Regular checks give you a good chance of spotting the signs of sun damage before they become serious

  • Regular checks will help you get to know your own skin and gain a greater understanding of what is normal on your skin and what is not, which will help you in identifying any new or changing areas of your skin
  • Extremely important for those with a higher risk of getting skin cancer (people with reduced immunity, people who have had skin cancer before, and people with a strong family history of skin cancer) to be checked regularly to avoid any cancerous spots
  • Cancer can appear on parts of the body which are not exposed to the sun, so checking these regularly is also very important
  • Detecting sun spots early means potentially avoiding cancer
  • Sun spots and skin cancers that are identified and treated early have a better outcome than most other types of cancer
A man with freckles on the back needs regular skin cancer checks for spotting signs of sun damage before it becomes skin cancer