10 handy tips for detecting skin cancers

GPs over-excise pigmented lesions in people under 40 and in women presenting with relatively benign lesions. In general, be more suspicious of skin lesions in men aged over 50, the RACGP red book advises.

A full body skin examination should take on average two to three minutes in general and dermatology practice, with or without dermatoscopy.  Here are the basics:

Melanocytic skin cancer