skin cancer risk

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month! Everyone is at risk of developing skin cancer, but some people are at an increased risk.

If you include yourself in any of the below-listed groups, please be extra vigilant to check your skin.

  • Fair skin and get sunburnt easily
  • Previous history of lots of sun exposure and especially blistering sunburns
  • Lots of moles (>50)
  • Unusual looking moles
  • Family history of skin cancer
  • Personal history of skin cancer
  • Previous sunbed use
  • Immunosuppressed people
  • Outdoor workers

If you are worried about a skin lesion, mole or spot please consult your GP or Consultant Dermatologist immediately