High Risk

(3 monthly self examination and 12 monthly skin check with doctor)

  • Red hair

  • Type 1 skin and age greater than 45 years

  • Type 2 skin and age greater than 65 years

  • Family history of melanoma in a first degree relative in patients aged over 15 years

  • More than 100 naevi (birthmarks, beauty marks) or more than 10 atypical naevi

  • Past history of melanoma

  • Past history of non-melanoma skin cancer or more than 20 solar keratoses

Medium Risk

(3–6 monthly self check and 2–5 yearly skin check with doctor)

  • Blue eyes

  • Type 1 skin and age 25–45 years

  • Type 2 skin and age 45–65 years

  • Type 3 skin and age greater than 65 years

  • Family history of NMSC

  • Past history of solar keratosis

  • Multiple previous episodes of sunburn

 

Low Risk

(annual self check and one-off skin check with doctor for assessment of risk and advice regarding skin care)

  • Type 1 skin and age less than 25 years

  • Type 2 skin and age less than 45 years

  • Type 3 skin and age less than 65 years

  • Type 4 and 5 skin

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