You’re performing an at-home skin examination and have detected a suspicious mole or spot on your skin. Perhaps that old mole on your arm has changed shape and is now making you pause. What’s your next step?
Some questions you might consider are, “Where can I get my skin checked? Should I go to my GP? Should I see a specialist? Or should I go to a skin cancer detection clinic?”
You want to take every possible precaution to ensure you’re giving yourself the best chance at detection and treatment.
In Australia, the first point of contact is often a General Practitioner (GP). If needed a GP may refer you to a dermatologist. There are also skin cancer clinics run by GPs, and melanoma and skin cancer detection and diagnosis clinics like MoleMap.