Skin cancer risk factors and symptoms [infographic]

Posted on 7 October 2019

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in South Africa. How does it occur, and who is most at risk? Are there different types? Is it possible to self-test? What can doctors do to test for early warning signs?

Here, we answer these and other common skin cancer questions.


Read one patient’s story about their skin cancer diagnosis and treatment:

What happened next: Skin cancer

Published in Cancer

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