Check your skin
Skin cancer can appear in places you wouldn’t think are exposed to the sun, like between your toes.
If skin cancer is found early, it can often be successfully treated. It’s often visible, but rarely painful.
That’s why you need to know your skin, and figure out what's normal for you. Watch for new moles and spots and changes to ones you already have. If they change in size, colour or shape, have them checked by a doctor.
Remember to check your whole body from head to toe, including:
- head and neck—don't forget your scalp, ears, face and lips
- upper body including your front, back and sides
- arms and hands including your nail beds
- buttocks and legs—don't forget the soles of your feet, between your toes and your nail beds.
Visit the sun safety website for information about different types of skin cancer.