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For the past six months, Hamilton electrician Mike Ridderhof has been regularly hiking up the picturesque Hakarimata Summit in Ngāruawāhia to prepare for a fundraising challenge held last month to honour the seventh anniversary of his nephew's passing from melanoma....
Our December issue of Spot News is now available.
Melanoma New Zealand supports a collective call on the new Government to make much-needed changes to the National Travel Assistance Scheme.
Third edition of “Quality Statements to Guide Melanoma Diagnosis and Treatment in New Zealand” – now available
MelNet has released the third edition of the “Quality Statements to Guide Melanoma Diagnosis and Treatment in New Zealand” in September 2023.
CANGO (Cancer Non-Governmental Organisations) is an alliance of prominent cancer charities.
Julia Robertson made a special effort to come to our Fieldays site this year to explain if she had not visited us at the 2022 Fieldays, she probably would not have done anything about a spot on her face, which has since been diagnosed as melanoma.
Join us on Friday, 14 November, at the celebrated Gibbs Farm – an expansive open-air sculpture park in the beautiful Kaipara Harbour, north of Auckland. It houses the country’s greatest collection of large-scale outdoor sculptures, with works by some of the world’s most renowned artists, including Andy Goldsworthy, Anish Kapoor and Richard Serra.
MyLifeMatters is a collective of patient advocate organisations representing more than 1 million patients with cancers, rare disorders, diabetes, and other life limiting conditions calling for the New Zealand Government to start investing in new and breakthrough medicines at the same level as other OECD countries.
In this issue we feature two patient stories in this issue. Firstly, Julia Robertson and her husband who took the time to visit our team at this year’s Fieldays event at Mystery Creek to thank us for correctly diagnosing a malignant melanoma on her face. Then Emma de Teliga, who was generous enough to share her journey since she was diagnosed with melanoma and why she still feels lucky despite completely having her life turned upside down. Plus, lots more!
Melanoma New Zealand is welcoming National’s policy announcement to fund 13 essential cancer medicines, saying it is a much-needed lifeline and will improve patient outcomes for thousands of New Zealanders.