Different types of skin cancer present different skin cancer symptoms but it's important to remember that whatever the type of skin cancer, early detection is important. Being familiar with your skin, i.e. how it looks and feels, is important in identifying the symptoms of skin cancer early
When people think of skin cancer, they most commonly think of abnormal moles but non-melanoma skin cancer can take several forms. Non melanoma skin cancer signs to look out for include:
There are some clear signs that a mole could be a melanoma. You should get medical advice if you have a mole that is showing any of the following melanoma symptoms:
There is a simple ABCD rule for moles:
For more information on skin awareness watch our "what to look for when examining moles" video.
To see what abnormal moles and lesions look like and see more about the ABCD rule, refer to our skin cancer pictures.