Your GP decides whether you need to see a specialist. Some GP's have had specialist training and experience and can carry out the tests. 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.
The main test to diagnose skin cancer is to take a sample (biopsy) of the area. Find out about the different biopsies.
You might have some more tests if your doctor thinks your skin cancer has spread.