Skin cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand and New Zealand skin cancer rates are amongst the highest in the world.
If you have grown up in New Zealand, if you have fair skin, blond or ginger hair, have ever been sun burnt, enjoy being in the outdoors or work outdoors then you should have a regular skin check. Early detection gives the best chance of successfully treating skin cancer.
Wanaka Medical offers a comprehensive skin check with one of our GPs trained in skin cancer management; Dr Michele Wills, Dr Julian Pettit, Dr Mark Feeney and Dr Andrew McLeod.
Your skin will be checked for moles, blemishes and changes that may be potentially cancerous. Areas of concern will be photographed and recorded so your skin can be monitored over time. Liquid nitrogen and biopsies will be available in the appointment if necessary. If the doctor finds something that needs to be removed an excision will be arranged.
Remember to stay safe in the sun. Cover up, wear a hat, use a sun screen and sun glasses. Protect yourself and your children against the damaging effects of our New Zealand sun.
Phone reception on 03 443 0710 or email the office to book an appointment.