Skin blemishes, moles, discolouration and patches may be cause for concern, particularly when they appear suddenly, become enlarged or change colour. Don’t leave it to chance. Early detection is key to successfully treating skin cancers.
There are four signs to look out for: spread of pigment from the border of the spot into surrounding skin, a change in sensation (itchiness, pain, tenderness), change in the surface (lumpiness, scaliness, oozing or bleeding) and sores that won’t heal. The best way to find out whether a lesion or blemish on your skin is in fact cancerous is to have your skin checked regularly by a professional.