We are all at risk from the harsh radiation of the sun and its damaging effects.
A regular skin cancer check-up promotes healthy living.
Here at the Skin Cancer Clinic we have primary care skin cancer doctors experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of skin cancer including melanoma.
-full skin checks
-digital mole analysis and monitoring
-total body photography
-both medical and surgical skin cancer treatment
We perform full skin checks looking for all types of skin cancer, not just melanoma. The doctors perform routine screening checks or sometimes you may just be worried about a few particular spots.
We use the latest SolarScan® digital imaging technology to instantly analyse your moles and determine the likelihood of them being melanoma. Dermoscopic images of moles can be stored and monitored for change over time.
Total body photography is an extra service for higher-risk patients that provides a set of high-resolution photo prints to facilitate self-monitoring in between Skin Cancer Clinic visits, and they are also brought along to your regular Skin Cancer Clinic appointments.
All procedures are performed on site, including surgical excisions and treating pre-cancerous sunspots.
The most common type of cancer in New Zealand is skin cancer.
The most dangerous form of skin cancer is malignant melanoma, and the incidence of melanoma in New Zealand is amongst the highest in the world. Most skin cancers are linked to sun exposure. Your best defence against skin cancer is therefore sun protection and regular skin cancer checks – especially if you have fair skin, a family history of skin cancer, or a history of sun exposure. If diagnosed early, skin cancer can be easily treated.
What to look for:
Types of skin cancer include basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma.
Non-melanoma skin cancers (BCC and SCC) are more common and less dangerous than melanoma, and may present as an enlarging translucent or skin-coloured lump or ulcer, or red-coloured patch.
Melanomas may arise from pre-existing moles or from normal skin, and can spread throughout the body if undetected and untreated.
The most important feature to look for is a change in what looks like a mole. This may be a change in size, shape, or colour, or perhaps itching or bleeding. Any of these features are a cause for concern.
Unfortunately, some melanomas are difficult to detect. Some benign dark spots can be confused with melanoma, and some melanomas may appear to be quite harmless.
At the Skin Cancer Clinic we work with you to ensure that any new or suspicious spots are quickly and accurately assessed and treated.
For more information please visit our website:
No referral necessary.
Ph (09) 477 3633 or visit us in the Specialist Suite on the first floor.
Skin Cancer Clinic