Your GP decides whether you need to see a specialist. Some GPs have had specialist training and can help diagnose and treat some types of non melanoma skin cancer. This means that you may not need to see a specialist.
Read about what happens when you see your GP and how to get the most out of your appointment.
Find out when GPs refer people to see a skin cancer specialist.
Screening means testing people for early stages of an illness before they have any symptoms. Find out why there is no national screening programme for non melanoma skin cancer.
The main test to diagnose skin cancer is to take a sample (biopsy) of the area. Find out about the different types of biopsy.
You might have some more tests if your doctor thinks your skin cancer might have spread.