Watch a video: What does melanoma look like?

“Every melanoma starts out as one single cell, and that’s what having a regular skin cancer check is all about!” In this short video, Skin Cancer Doctor Terry Harvey explains what potentially deadly melanomas can look like, and when to see a doctor about a worrisome spot on your skin.

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In the video, Dr Harvey talks about what signs to look for that might indicate skin cancer, including spots that are new or changing. He explains how melanoma can look the same as normal, healthy skin, which is why professional skin cancer checks are so important.

Written by National Skin Cancer Centres