The Burden of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in Australia


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

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At a glance


  1. Cancer Council (2020) Non-melanoma skin cancer. Last accessed August 2020. Available at
  2. Cancer Council (2020) Melanoma. Last accessed August 2020. Available at
  3. Sanofi. 2020. The burden of non-melanoma skin cancer in Australia.
  4. 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.
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