In Singapore, skin cancer is the sixth most common cancer in males and seventh most common cancer in females. Although this condition is still more prevalent in the elderly, there has been a steady increase in skin cancer among those under the age of 65 years old.
Skin cancers can present as a mole, growth, bump, sore, or reddish patch that persists for weeks. It may be mistaken for more common skin conditions like innocuous pimples, scars, pigmentation or sores. Recognising these lesions is key to making the right diagnosis.
In this forum, we will discuss the key aspects of common skin cancers: what to look out for, what not to miss, along with the diagnosis and management of skin cancers that is relevant for the general practitioner.
Dr Mark Tang
The Skin Specialists & Laser Clinic