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December 2018 - Book your MoleMap now
Keeping safe in the sun is vital for all New Zealander's. Click here for summer skin safety tips. To improve the rate of detection and treatment of skin cancers we also want to let you know that MoleMap skin check clinics are being held here at The Doctors Huapai on the 3rd Wednesday of every month - click here for more info.
Summer Skin Safety Tips
In New Zealand, it is essential to be sun smart during summer, especially between the hours of 10am-4pm when UV radiation levels are high. Many overseas visitors and new residents get caught out by our intense UV levels and without protection their skin gets badly burnt, very quickly. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand and The Cancer Society encourages all New Zealanders to slip, slop, slap and wrap. You need to cover up with hats, clothing, sunscreen and avoid being out in the sun for prolonged periods in the middle of the day. It is important to detect skin cancer, as soon as possible because generally, early detection gives the best chance of successfully treating cancer. To improve the rate of detection and treatment, MoleMap skin check clinics are held at The Doctors Huapai on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.
What is a MoleMap skin check?
During a MoleMap consultation you will have a thorough head-to-toe skin check by a MoleMap melanographer. It involves identification and imaging of any moles showing features of skin cancer for expert diagnosis by a dermatologist.
It costs $199 (including GST) for a MoleMap skin check and this includes a GP follow up, if required. Please call 09 412 9133 to book an appointment. If you have any concerns about changes to your skin, you should see your GP.
Our team at The Doctors Huapai has grown over the last six months and we would like to introduce a few new faces. Please click here for our latest newsletter.
2017 was an exciting year for The Doctors Huapai. On 12th December we moved to our new, purpose-built site at 321 Main Road. Our current team members have all relocated to the new site, and we look forward to welcoming new team members early in 2018. Thank you to all our patients for your understanding while we have been developing the new site. And a warm welcome to all the Huapai Kumeu community who would like to come and chat to us about enrolling. Everyone is welcome.