Skin cancer

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with skin cancer, we can provide the information you need, whether you're making a decision about treatment, looking for support or need to understand the basics.

Skin cancer is different from melanoma. If you're not sure what the difference is or how it affects you, you can call our Cancer Nurseline on freephone 1800 200 700.

Skin cancer affects your skin, which is the largest organ of your body. If you're worried about skin cancer, it's best to first understand the facts.

Knowing the symptoms of skin cancer is important. We'll help you understand what's happening to your body and explain how skin cancer is diagnosed.

The main treatments for skin cancer are surgery, laser therapy, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, biological therapy, topical treatments & photodynamic therapy. Find out what they are and how they work.

Living with skin cancer can be difficult, but there's help out there. We can help you find support and let you know how to stay healthy.

The main cause of skin cancer is ultraviolet light (UV) radiation from sunlight. Learn about changes you can make to your lifestyle to reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Download our booklets and factsheets, including information about cancer types, treatments, side-effects, emotional effects, financial information and more.

Useful resources

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