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Skin Cancer

Your Skin Cancer Detection and Management team

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Skin cancer can be scary. Sadly it is a very common diagnosis especially here in Taranaki. Our outdoor lifestyles expose us to the harsh UV rays of the New Zealand sun With our cutting edge diagnostic service and highly trained accredited skin cancer team, you can feel secure with the knowledge that you are going to get the treatment you need in a timely and supported manner.

  • New Zealand has one of the highest rates of Skin Cancer in the world.
  • 2:3 New Zealanders will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70!
  • New Zealand and Australia have the highest rates of melanoma in the world.
  • ~300 New Zealanders dying of melanoma every year. That’s more than the road toll!
  • Taranaki has the highest rates of Melanoma in New Zealand with about 130 people diagnosed in the Taranaki and South Taranaki Districts per year! That’s 1 every 3 days!
  • ~90% of Skin Cancer cases are attributed to excess UV (Sun and tanning beds) exposure.
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Did you know other skin cancers are far more common that Melanoma?

Melanoma only accounts for less than 5% of skin cancers diagnosed in New Zealand. Basal cell carcinomas and Squamous cell carcinomas occur 25x more frequently than Melanoma.

Why does Taranaki have more skin cancer than elsewhere in the world?

Skin cancers are caused mainly through sun damage to the skin. Many other factors contribute such as genetics, medical conditions and chemical exposure. Taranaki has high sunshine hours combined with a very active population who enjoy being outdoors resulting in high amounts of sun exposure and corresponding damage.

Why should I get a skin check?

Skin checks performed by accredited skin cancer professionals detect skin cancers in very early stages at which they can be treated with great success. Skin checks have been shown to save lives by detecting skin cancer earlier allowing for earlier treatment.

What is a Basal Cell Carcinoma?

The most common, usually pink and may bleed or itch. May start as a flat patch or a raised lesion like a pimple. Can grow locally destroying the surrounding tissues.

What is a Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

These often arise from solar/actinic keratoses (sunspots), are usually scaly and may be tender. This type of skin cancer can potentially be more serious as it can spread causing significant complications.

What is Melanoma?

Melanoma is a cancer of the pigment-producing cells in the skin. Melanoma can arise anywhere on the body, even in areas that have never been exposed to the sun. Melanoma can be raised or flat, fast or slow-growing and can rarely be pink or flesh-coloured (especially in fair-skinned people). It is one of the most deadly forms of skin cancer and needs to be treated early to avoid poor outcomes.

What is an Actinic or Solar keratosis?

Actinic keratosis is a scaly spot found on sun-damaged skin. It is also known as solar keratosis. It is considered precancerous or an early form of cutaneous Squamous cell carcinoma.

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