Types of Skin Cancers

This section contains information about these types of cancers, what to look for, and how to prevent them. If you are concerned that you may have any of these signs please see your doctor.

How Common Is Skin Cancer in Australia?

“In 2014, 2067 people died from skin cancer in Australia, 1467 from melanoma and 600 from non-melanoma skin cancers.”*

There are three main types of skin cancer:


This section also contains information about:

These are not skin cancers but can indicate a higher risk of developing skin cancer.

There are many other types of benign lesions such as seborrhoeic keratoses and dermatofibromas which you can also read about.

*Source: https://www.cancer.org.au/cancer-information/types-of-cancer/skin-cancer