Keep up skin can­cer checks in win­ter

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

As win­ter wors­ens Ki­wis are be­ing warned about the dan­gers of skin can­cer, de­spite the lack of sun.

Skin can­cer spe­cial­ist Isaac Cran­shaw warns that peo­ple must not be com­pla­cent about mole checks dur­ing the win­ter, be­cause sum­mer skin dam­age can take months or even years to show up.

Out of the 60,000 peo­ple af­fected by skin can­cer each year, 250 die from New Zealand’s most com­mon form of can­cer.

Dr Cran­shaw rec­om­mends peo­ple con­tinue to wear sun­screen dur­ing win­ter months and go for reg­u­lar check­ups to catch any­thing sus­pi­cious as early as pos­si­ble.

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