MelNet has released the third edition of the “Quality Statements to Guide Melanoma Diagnosis and Treatment in New Zealand” in September 2023.
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.
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.
Chris Flannery is hosting the 2023 Cockies and Tradies Melanoma Awareness Golf Tournament is on again this October. Registrations are open now.
PHARMAC’s lack of funding makes life-saving and life-extending treatments financially out of reach for many New Zealanders.
We are delighted to welcome Nurse Educator Sue Bibby to the Melanoma New Zealand team. Some of you may be familiar with Sue after she spent some of 2022 working our events around the country, providing free spot checks and education. After qualifying as a registered...
Our first issue of Spot News for 2023.
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 -...
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...