Skin cancers are the most common malignancy experienced by Caucasian Australians. Those with a fair and freckly complexions and blonde or red hair are typically at greater risk of sun-induced skin cancers. Cancers are often either found by patients themselves or by the careful inspection by your family doctor or dermatologist. The visual diagnosis of skin cancers is a specific and challenging skill, and can take many years of training and subsequent experience to master. There is good evidence that regular examinations for skin cancer is important to catch them early for treatment.