What to do next

If you spot a suspicious lesion, it is vital that you have it checked by a doctor or preferably a dermatologist as soon as possible.


Skin cancer can be treated, and early diagnosis makes the chances of a full recovery very high.


Where treatment is delayed, the condition worsens, and in some instances, can lead to disfigurement, complications and even death.


Don’t let delay reduce your chances of a positive outcome.


The golden rules are:


Don’t ignore it, hoping it will go away.
Don’t wait to see how it develops, or manage it yourself.
Don’t assume it’s nothing serious.
Don’t think it isn’t a priority to get it sorted.
And above all, don’t be afraid to see your doctor or dermatologist.


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