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What should I do if I am worried about my skin?

 

See a skin specialist as soon as possible.

 

Skin cancer and melanoma can almost always be treated successfully if found early, which is why it is important to check your skin for any signs of change and see a dermatologist if you have any concerns. 

 

The beginning of each season is the perfect time to schedule an early-detection examination of your skin and your partner's skin. Just five minutes every three months could save your life. 

 

Follow the Early Detection Self Examination guide below to check your skin, and your partner's skin, for signs of change.

 

If you do notice a change in a mole, spot or lesion on your skin, or a new mole, spot or lesion has appeared, you should organise to see a dermatologist as soon as possible. 

 

To book an appointment with a dermatologist at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc, please call (03) 9623 9400. The Foundation's Skin Cancer Assessment Clinic has virtually no wait time and you will receive world-class treatment. Just ask your GP for a referral prior to your appointment.

 

If you have any concerns about your skin, it is crucial to act immediately. Remember, skin cancer and melanoma can nearly always be treated successfully if found early. Do not delay.

 

 

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