Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in Australia. The Cancer Council
estimates that around two in three Australians will experience some form of skin cancer before they turn 70. In fact, they even say that Australia has the highest rates of melanoma in the world.
This page contains an overview of all the different types of skin cancers, what to look for and how to prevent them. It is important to note: If you are concerned that you have any signs of skin cancer, please see a doctor.TYPES OF SKIN CANCER
Skin cancer is grouped into three main types: Basal cell carcinoma, Squamous cell carcinoma and Melanoma. Other skin lesions often associated with skin cancer include Actinic Keratosis and Atypical Moles. These are not cancerous but can often indicate future risk of cancer developing.
These are not skin cancers but can indicate a higher risk of developing skin cancer.
There are many other types of benign lesions such as seborrhoeic keratoses and dermatofibromas which you can also read about.