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Get a Skin Check And Support A Great Cause

Get a Skin Check And Support A Great Cause

On Saturday 22 March, MoleMan – The Skin Cancer Doctors will be supporting the Melanoma Foundation’s annual awareness campaign, Melanoma March, with a special donation day where proceeds from all full body mole checks will be donated to the Melanoma Foundation of New Zealand.

Chief MoleMan, Dr Grant Coe, says, “Melanoma is the leading cause of cancer in Kiwi men, aged 25-44, and the second most common cancer diagnosed for women in the same age group. Overall, it is the fourth most common cancer in New Zealand. But most melanomas can be cured, if detected and treated early, and New Zealanders need to be proactive about getting their skin checked annually,” he says.

“MoleMan is proud to support the Melanoma Foundation, with this special donation day on Saturday 22 March, and to be able help raise vital funds towards improving outcomes for melanoma in New Zealand, says Dr Coe.

Each year approximately 4000 people are diagnosed with melanoma and over 300 die from it. In New Zealand melanoma accounts for 80% of all skin cancer deaths and can occur at any stage in life, however the chances of developing a melanoma increase with age.

Risk factors that can increase your chance of melanoma, include: fair skin, exposure to large amounts of UV radiation e.g. sunbeds; having had one or more severe sunburns, particularly in childhood; having a large number of moles or freckles; a family history of melanoma or having had a previous melanoma.

“The first sign of a melanoma is often a new skin lesion, or a change in an existing one and the most common site for melanomas to occur in men is on the back or torso and for women it is on the legs,” says Dr Coe.

During a full body skin cancer check at MoleMan, their specialised doctors use the most advanced screening technology called digital dermoscopy, to photograph any concerning lesions on the body, which are then enlarged onto a HD screen. This process allows the doctor to identify very early signs of skin cancer and melanoma and provide feedback on the spot. Surgery and treatment are available on-site too.

Full body mole checks take up to 30 minutes and cost $150 inc. GST and there are still appointments available on Saturday 22 March at MoleMan, 146 Queen St, Northcote Point. To make a booking call 0800 DR MOLE (376 653) or 09 480 6416.


On Saturday 22 March, MoleMan – The Skin Cancer Doctors will be supporting the Melanoma Foundation’s annual awareness campaign, Melanoma March, with a special donation day where proceeds from all full body mole checks will be donated to the Melanoma Foundation of New Zealand.

Chief MoleMan, Dr Grant Coe, says, “Melanoma is the leading cause of cancer in Kiwi men, aged 25-44, and the second most common cancer diagnosed for women in the same age group. Overall, it is the fourth most common cancer in New Zealand. But most melanomas can be cured, if detected and treated early, and New Zealanders need to be proactive about getting their skin checked annually,” he says.

“MoleMan is proud to support the Melanoma Foundation, with this special donation day on Saturday 22 March, and to be able help raise vital funds towards improving outcomes for melanoma in New Zealand, says Dr Coe.

Each year approximately 4000 people are diagnosed with melanoma and over 300 die from it. In New Zealand melanoma accounts for 80% of all skin cancer deaths and can occur at any stage in life, however the chances of developing a melanoma increase with age.

Risk factors that can increase your chance of melanoma, include: fair skin, exposure to large amounts of UV radiation e.g. sunbeds; having had one or more severe sunburns, particularly in childhood; having a large number of moles or freckles; a family history of melanoma or having had a previous melanoma.

“The first sign of a melanoma is often a new skin lesion, or a change in an existing one and the most common site for melanomas to occur in men is on the back or torso and for women it is on the legs,” says Dr Coe.

During a full body skin cancer check at MoleMan, their specialised doctors use the most advanced screening technology called digital dermoscopy, to photograph any concerning lesions on the body, which are then enlarged onto a HD screen. This process allows the doctor to identify very early signs of skin cancer and melanoma and provide feedback on the spot. Surgery and treatment are available on-site too.

Full body mole checks take up to 30 minutes and cost $150 inc. GST and there are still appointments available on Saturday 22 March at MoleMan, 146 Queen St, Northcote Point. To make a booking call 0800 DR MOLE (376 653) or 09 480 6416.

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