Doctor Ross Perry, of the skin clinic chain Cosmedics, said: “70 percent of melanomas are a new mole, and that is why it is always important to be vigilant and check regularly for new moles, but also changing moles or abnormal moles.”
The expert continued: “Skin cancer often occurs in two forms. You have the melanoma type of skin cancer which is often the most worrying and the one that has the highest risk of spreading to other parts of the body.
“Non-melanoma skin cancer, which is another type of skin cancer, is directly related to sun exposure and […] topically occurs in our 50s, 60s [and] 70s.
“However this is a less aggressive form of skin cancer and is not so much of a mole but is more a sort of red patch of a lump in the skin that can often be painful, itch or bleed.”