Skin Clinic & Mole Mapping
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand. Our skin cancer rates are among the highest in the world. In fact, the incidence of melanoma in New Zealand and Australia is four times higher than in Canada, the US and the UK. Research suggests that 2 in 3 New Zealanders will develop a non-melanoma skin cancer during their lifetime! More than 300 New Zealanders die from skin cancer each year.
Light skin type, a large number of moles and excess sun exposure (particularly episodes of sunburn), especially in childhood and adolescence, are the major predictors of skin cancer risk. According to the recent National Melanoma Summit 2011, New Zealand’s melanoma incidents are increasing and our death rate in women for 2003-2007 was 40% higher than in Australia. Our high ultraviolet (UV) levels and low ozone layers account for these staggering statistics.
We have a comprehensive Mole Mapping clinic that will provide you the peace of mind you need. Call 09 5380083 for an appointment today