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If you’ve had a chance to read other posts in our six-part skin cancer blog series, you’ll know there are three main types of skin cancers: melanoma*(blog), squamous cell carcinoma*(blog) (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC); listed from most to least life-threatening. Y...
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Prevention is the single best way to avoid the debilitating costs of skin cancer and technology is an indispensable ally in that goal. Disease has an undeniable cost attached and skin cancer is among the worst offenders. As New Zealand’s most common form of cancer, it is r...
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What do you need to look for?  There are three common  types of skin cancer: Melanoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Each has their own set of specific signs, but for self-examination, there are general warning signs to look out for:  A sk...
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A new online video designed to raise awareness about the dangers of melanoma has caught the attention of hundreds of thousands of people in just a few days.

The poignant video is called "Dear 16-year-old Me" and runs just over five minutes in length. It features a series of melanoma survivors — as well as family members and friends of some people who didn't survive — telling the viewer about their experiences and wha...
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New Zealand and Australia undoubtedly have the highest ratesfor both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer in light skinned populations in the world. So what can we do about this? We don't want to move. We love where we live and who would not envy us for living in the Bay of...
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