Are you at higher risk?

If you identify with any of the following you are at a higher risk of skin cancer:

  • You previously had skin cancer
  • You have a family history of skin cancer.
  • You have a skin type that burns easily or is sensitive to UV light.
  • You have a history of severe sunburn, particularly as a child.
  • You have used a solarium in the past, particularly under the age of 30
  • You have a large number of moles on your body
  • You work outdoors
  • You regularly pursue an outdoor sport such as cricket, golf, surfing, running, or swimming

Anyone with a risk factor for skin cancer should consider getting a whole body skin examination. Skin cancers can appear even on areas of the body that are not exposed to the sun.

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