Keep up skin cancer checks in winter
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.