Gavin is a 47 years old builder who has presented to his GP for a repeat script of his blood pressure medications. His GP got alarmed to see a dark freckly mark on his neck. On further enquiry Gavin informs his GP he has noticed it only a few weeks ago, he believes it is ok as it does not hurt or bleeds, there is no family history of melanoma. The GP advises Gavin to get his freckle excised as it has some changes on Dermoscopy.
An excisional biopsy reveals that the lesion was a Level ll Melanoma.
A regular skin check can save lives.
Scaly, itchy, bleeding, tender and doesn't
heal within 6 weeks.
Changing in size, shape, color or texture
Looks different, feels different, or stands our
when compared to your other spots and moles.
has appeared on your skin recently. Any new
moles or spots should be checked,
especially if you a re over 40.
The more of the above features a spot
or mole has the more concerning it may be.
Get it checked by a doctor.
See you GP for an urgent Skin Check.
Have regular skin checks.
The information in this brochure should not be used as a substitute for advice from
a properly qualified medical professional.
It is provided for general information purpose only.
Australia and New Zealand
have the highest rates of
skin cancer in the world.