Early detection of skin cancer is vital. We offer a comprehensive skin check service for our patients.
Please note that there may be additional costs should you require a biopsy at the time of your skin check.
Skin checks can be provided by all of our GPs, however both Dr Mark Fry and Dr Wayne Hurlow have completed the Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and are recognized by the SCCA as Accredited Skin Cancer Doctors. As part of achieving this accreditation, they have completed their:
- Certificate in Dermoscopy (early detection of skin cancer with the use of dermatoscope)
- Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine (up-to-date management of skin cancer – prevention, topical and surgical treatment)
- Advance Surgical Skills Course
Skin cancer numbers are steadily increasing and New Zealand has some of the highest statistics in the world.
There is currently good information out there about keeping sun smart, but this hasn’t always been the case.
While prevention is the key, EARLY DETECTION is the most important factor in treating skin cancer effectively.
The Skin Cancer College of Australia (SCCA) is leading the way in skin cancer education, research, advocacy and standards.