A CHARITY is urging people to look out for signs of skin cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Support says people should visit their GP if they notice anything unusual on their skin which doesn’t go away after four weeks.

These can include a spot or sore that doesn’t heal, or a lump.

And advice is also being issued about staying safe in the sun.

The charity is taking its mobile information and support service on the road to spread the message.

Su Higgins, from the mobile information team, said: “The sunnier weather gives us all a boost but it’s important to be aware of how to stay safe in the sun and to know which changes to your skin could give reason for concern.

“Skin cancers are most likely to appear on skin that is exposed to the sun.

“If caught early, they are very treatable and most people with non-melanoma skin cancers are cured with treatment.”

Melanoma is a rarer type of skin cancer, which can develop from a new or existing mole.

For more information about all types of cancer, visit macmillan.org.uk or call 0808 808 00 00. The free helpline is open daily, from 8am to 8pm.

A short film about skin cancer signs and symptoms can be viewed at youtu.be/9rHa7tskvuk.