Roughead missed a month of football last season when early detection showed a melanoma on his lip.
Hawthorn Football Opeartions boss Chris Fagan says football is a secondary concern for Roughead.
“Jarryd went for a regular check-up yesterday and unfortunately a recurrence of melanoma was detected.
“The positive is that it’s been picked up early and Jarryd is in the best hands possible.
"Jarryd’s health is the most important issue at this time. His long-term playing future is very-much secondary to that and is not even a consideration at this point in time.
"This is a private medical matter and we would ask everyone to respect Jarryd and his family’s request for privacy during this time.”