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Step up to support a great cause at NZ’s favourite iconic fun run
Our Melanoma Nurse Educator Sue Bibby and Wellington-based GP and Melanoma New Zealand trustee Dr Sonja Bodley speak to Stuff about why Melanoma New Zealand is a worthy cause for participants of this year's Southern Cross Round the Bays to support. Read more here -...
Commemorating a true love story
Talented Taranaki musician Susanne Taylor recently held a charity concert in loving memory of her late husband Sean Taylor, who passed away 22 years ago from melanoma. To commemorate what would have been Sean’s 60th birthday, Susanne (who performed under her brand...
Dr Sonja Bodley speaks with RadioActive.FM in Wellington about sunscreen and the importance of protecting yourself from the sun
Our Wellington-based Trustee, Dr Sonja Bodley, gave a very informative interview on RadioActive.FM yesterday to dispel some of the myths about sunscreen and explain why it is necessary to protect yourself from the sun throughout the year, despite the conditions. Have...
The injustice of unfunded treatments
36-year-old Ben Mulqueeny had a clinic appointment at North Shore Hospital in March to review a large skin lesion thought to be a squamous cell carcinoma. The lesion had been present for 10 years but had rapidly increased in size in the last year. He was then sent for...
Useful skin check tools
Some useful skin check tools that we are promoting Skin self-exam video Use our Get To Know The Skin You're In - A Guide to Self Skin Checks video to help with your regular skin checks Digital assistant A voice-activated digital assistant ‘Skin Check’ app – Available...
Auckland Round The Bays
Melanoma New Zealand is thrilled to have been named as the Official Charity Partner for the iconic Kiwi fun run, Auckland Round the Bays.
I have no doubt that the Spot Check Van saved my life
Auckland pharmacist and mother of two Nichola Murray discovered a small pinhead-sized nodule on her shin in 2021 and believes she had waited any longer to get it checked out, her prognosis could have been very different.
What’s happening sucks, but I keep positive
42-year-old Victoria Hudson-Craig shares the inspirational and moving story of her fight against metastatic melanoma to encourage others to make sure they get any changes to their skin checked out.