Australians reveal their experiences
Husbands, wives, partners, farmers, cricketers... anyone can be affected by non-melanoma skin cancer.
CSCC - non-melanoma skin cancer
Scaly red area that may bleed easily, or an ulcer or non-healing sore that is often painful, especially when touched.¹
BCC - non-melanoma skin cancer
Small, round or flattened spot that is red, pale or pearly in colour. Some are scaly like a patch of eczema.¹
Can appear as a new or existing spot, freckle or mole that changes in colour, size or shape.²
At a glance
- Cancer Council (2020) Non-melanoma skin cancer. Last accessed August 2020. Available at https://www.cancer.org.au/cancer-information/types-of-cancer/non-melanoma-skin-cancer
- Cancer Council (2020) Melanoma. Last accessed August 2020. Available at https://www.cancer.org.au/cancer-information/types-of-cancer/melanoma
- Sanofi. 2020. The burden of non-melanoma skin cancer in Australia.
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Skin cancer in Australia. Canberra, ACT: AIHW, Department of Health; 2016 Jul 13. Report No.: CAN 96. Accessed August 2020.
Available at https://www.aihw.gov.au/getmedia/0368fb8b-10ef-4631-aa14-cb6d55043e4b/18197.pdf.aspx?inline=true
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