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SPOT ON Can you spot which moles are deadly? The skin cancer signs you need to know


IT'S the most common form of cancer in the UK - killing seven Brits every day.

But, would you know if you were developing skin cancer? Can you tell the dangerous moles from the harmless?

Which of the above moles would you worry about, and which would you ignore?

To find the answer, scroll down to the box below - and then learn how to spot each type.

Millions of Brits are putting their lives at risk, with one-in-ten Brits - including kids as young as eight - using sunbeds.

Doing so before the age of 35 increases your chance of developing melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer - by a horrific 87 per cent.

That's why Fabulous launched the Dying For A Tan campaign, to raise awareness of the dangers sunbeds pose.

Despite the risks, many Brits are still clueless when it comes to spotting the signs of skin cancer - dismissing changes to moles, and new blemishes as harmless.

Caught early, skin cancer has a good survival rate - 90 per cent if the disease is detected at stage one.

And experts estimate 86 per cent of cases are preventable.


ALL the moles and blemishes pictured above are cancerous.

Some show deadly melanoma, while others are signs of more treatable forms of the disease.

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)

BCC on the trunk

Malignant melanoma on the neck

BCC on the trunk

BCC on the shoulder

Mixed melanoma

 Malignant spreading melanoma

The most common sign of skin cancer is a change to a mole, freckle or normal patch of skin.

Here, we share the symptoms you need to know - to spot the signs of the three most common skin cancers.

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