Skin checks and risk factors
Skin checks are highly recommended for people with:
- A prior melanoma.
- More than 50 moles, or moles that are dysplastic or atypical.
- Light skin, light-colored eyes, and blond or red hair.
- A first-degree relative with a melanoma.
- Low defences due to a health issue or medication.
- A history of sunburns during childhood, especially if they resulted in blisters.
- A history of using UV tanning beds.