Of all skin cancers, melanomas are the most feared. Unfortunately, Australia has one of the highest rates of malignant melanoma, with South East Queensland and Northern NSW having the highest incidence worldwide.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Squamous Cell Carcinomas (SCCs) are the 2nd most common type of skin cancer, accounting for around 30% of non-melanoma cases and approximately 350 deaths in Australia annually.
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal Cell Carcinomas (BCCs) are the most common skin cancers, accounting for around 70% of non-melanoma cases. They are slow growing and very rarely fatal but are important to find as they destroy local tissues, ulcerate and disfigure the skin.