Personalised skin checking advice based on your skin cancer risk
Your skin cancer risk factors.
Anyone can get skin cancer, but people with certain characteristics are at greater risk. Approximately, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70.
Do any of these risk factors apply to you?
Click on each risk factor that is relevant to you to learn more.
What are your risk factors?
What should I do if I am at risk?
If you meet one or more of the above criteria, it's even more important to incorporate sun protection into your regular routine. It's never too late to start using sun protection. It's a good idea to become familiar with your skin spots and moles and self-monitor for any changes. See your doctor promptly if you notice any changes. Some people who are at high-risk of developing skin cancer may require a surveillance plan and regular skin checks by a doctor.
MELANOMA RISK PREDICTION TOOLS:
American Cancer Society: Risk factors for melanoma skin cancer
American Cancer Society: Risk factors for basal and squamous cell skin cancer risk factors