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    Ask Dr Charlotte: What are the most common types of skin cancer and how to recognise them?

    Each month Healthshare asks our followers to ask questions around a health topic. Our in-house GP, Dr Charlotte Middleton picks a handful of them and provides answers in a video. February topic was SKIN CANCERS AND DERMATOLOGY.
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    Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world, and we have the stats to prove it. Over 750,000 Australians are treated for skin cancer every year, that’s over 2,000 people every day. Skin cancer accounts for over 80% of new cases of cancer diagnosed in Australia each year and 2 in 3 Australians by the age of 70 are diagnosed with skin cancer.

    Perhaps the most shocking of all is that the most commonly diagnosed cancer among adolescent and young adults (aged 15-29) is melanoma.

    In this video, Dr Charlotte talks about melanoma and the most common non-melanoma cancers, their causes, risk factors and typical symptoms to look out for.

    If you have any concerns about your skin lesions, you need to see your local doctor or one of the GP-run skin cancer clinics (you don’t need a GP referral for those). Also, make sure to undergo regular skin checks, as recommended by your doctor.

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