Free skin cancer check at Skin Surgery Clinic
About 1800 new melanoma cases and about 45,000 new nonmelanoma skin cancer cases are confirmed by laboratory tests each year in New Zealand, within its population of four million people.
There are also approximately 20,000 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer each year, which are treated by non-surgical treatment, without health professionals ordering a laboratory test. New skin cancers in New Zealand total about 67,000 a year compared to a total of 16,000 for all other types of cancers.
Early detection is the key to curing skin can- cer and in some cases preventing invasive skin cancer.
At the Skin Surgery Clinic Dr Sharad Paul can detect any spots that can become cancerous using dermoscopy, so they can be removed before they develop into melanoma or other skin cancers.
Dr Paul is a Member of the International Dermoscopy Society and attended the Advanced Dermoscopy Course in Naples in 2006.
The Skin Surgery Clinic conducts over 3000 free skin cancer consultations a year as a community service.
Dr Sharad Paul is highly skilled and experienced in skin cancer surgery.
In addition to the Skin Surgery Clinic, he is a visiting consultant at Waitemata District Health Board and has an operating list at Waitakere Hospital. He is a Course Convenor at the Surgical Skills Centre run by the University of Auckland.
He is also a Senior Lecturer (hon) in Surgery at the University of Auckland and a visiting Senior Lecturer (Skin Cancer) and International Advisor at the University of Queensland, Brisbane.