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    What are the signs and symptoms of skin cancer?

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    Prof Rodney Sinclair

    Dermatologist (Skin Specialist)

    Professor Rodney Sinclair is Professor of Dermatology at the University of Melbourne and Director of Epworth Dermatology. He is past-president of the Australasian Society for … View Profile

    A new mole or a mole that changes in size, shape or colour should alert you to see a dermatologist for a skin check as these signs are suspicious of melanoma.

    A sore that has not healed after 4 to 6 weeks or a slowly growing lump on the skin may be a sign of a non-melanoma skin cancer (BCC or SCC) and should also prompt you to go to your dermatologist for a skin check. 

    For more information on skin checks read:  http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/201207/201207Sinclair.pdf

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