We recommend that you become familiar with your skin. Check all areas of your skin regularly (at least every three months), including skin not normally exposed to the sun. Look for new spots or changes in the shape, colour or size of any existing spots or moles. If you notice anything unusual, see your doctor. (A guide to checking your skin can be found here).
The National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia recommends that people at higher risk of skin cancer should have regular skin checks by a doctor. We therefore recommend you talk to your doctor about your skin cancer risk
Even though your risk of skin cancer is not ‘high’ compared with others of the same age and sex, this does not mean that you will not get skin cancer. To minimise your risk of developing skin cancer it is important to protect yourself from the harmful effects of sunlight. When outdoors and exposed to the sun, remember to wear sun protective clothing (including hats and sunglasses), apply broad-spectrum sunscreen to exposed skin, and seek shade.
More information about sun protection can be found at the SunSmart website.