What's involved in a skin cancer check?

Living in the country with the highest skin cancer rate in the world, skin cancer is top of mind for many Australians. After all, two thirds of us will develop the disease by the age of 70 and one Australian dies from it every five hours.

Early detection provides the best chance of successful treatment, which is why annual skin checks are essential. But if you've never had a skin check before, you might wonder what to expect.

In this short video, Doctor Hamilton Ayres takes us through the process of a skin cancer check so you can be better prepared.