The sooner you discover and treat a skin cancer, the better chance you have of preventing the need for surgery as well as improving your chance of survival. It is important to become familiar with your skin so that you are able to recognise any changes, as skin cancers rarely hurt and are much more frequently seen rather than felt. So it is important to develop a regular routine for checking your skin for new spots or changes to pre-existing spots. Learn how to check your skin on the Cancer Council Australia’s website.

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