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...
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.
I now check my moles like crazy
Christchurch resident Alyssa Sherriff was 27 years old, and newly pregnant with her second child Louis, when she found out last year that she had a melanoma on her face.
Never For One Second Did I Think My Smudge Was Cancer
Aucklander Amanda Lockyer was just 41 years old, with two young children, when she noticed a strange ‘smudge’ on the sole of her right foot.
I don’t like to nag, and I do understand that farm-life is often all consuming, but melanoma could have killed him.”
Thank goodness we went and got checked that day, but even then, we waited too long to follow up from that initial check.
Tattoos don’t protect your skin from melanoma
57-year-old Gordon Shaw felt the world had ended in October last year when he was told by his specialist that the red spot on his forearm was melanoma.
I honestly thought it was a Pimple
American-born secondary school teacher Thomas Tripp moved to North Canterbury in 2004. A self-confessed sun worshipper, Thomas says he absolutely loves the sun and warmth, and grew up in an era when baby oil was applied to the skin to get a tan faster.
Former All Black Coach Steve Hansen Shares His Personal Story of Melanoma
Steve Hansen is well-known in New Zealand, and in other rugby playing nations, as an inspirational leader and former coach of the All Blacks. What isn’t as well-known is that he has survived melanoma on three separate occasions.