Who should get checked?
There is no one specific feature of a spot or mark on the skin that means "yes it is a skin cancer".
The best criteria is - if it’s changing, get it checked.
Change could mean a change in shape, a change in size, a change in colour, something that’s itchy or bleeding, or something that might be new.
Many people come along with spots that they are worried about, and we are able to tell them that the spot is fine. For them, it’s all about ‘peace of mind.’
If you do get a skin cancer, then generally it's a matter of 'the earlier it's treated, the better the outcome'.