Many people in Australia are diagnosed with cancers each year, but the skin cancers that lead the pack are non-melanoma skin cancers, such as basal cell carcinomas (BCC) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC). Although these skin cancers are not usually life threatening, it is important to diagnose and treat early, because once someone is diagnosed with a non-melanoma skin cancer, they are at significant risk of other more serious forms of skin cancer.

The number of cases related to non-melanoma skin cancer has been consistently on the rise in Australia, which is why doctors encourage people with a history of skin cancer to not only be more cautious when they are out in the sun, but also regularly visit their skin cancer doctor to manage any future recurrences or new skin cancers.

We all know that people who receive regular sun exposure have an increased risk of skin cancer, such as basal cell carcinomas (BCC) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC). However, even after removal of these cancerous tissues, there is a risk of recurrence and also a risk of the patient becoming vulnerable to melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.

Patients must not make the mistake of becoming unconcerned after their skin cancer treatment because the chance of recurrence or new skin cancers can be high, which is why follow-up checks after non-melanoma treatment are important. The number of follow-ups and checkups required will be determined by their skin cancer doctor and will depend on the damage their skin has suffered in the past.

Therefore, it is important that people who have been diagnosed with skin cancer get their skin checked regularly, so they can be diagnosed and treated early and ensure they receiving ongoing checks to monitor their skin health.

For more information on what to do after skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, free call The Sun Doctor Skin Cancer Clinics on 13SKIN (13 75 46) today. Otherwise, head online to https://sundoctors.com.au/ and book a skin check appointment today.