Prevention and early detection key to reducing New Zealand’s skin cancer burden

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Prevention and early detection key to reducing New Zealand’s skin cancer burden

Sarah Mooney

Sarah Mooney

Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the main environmental factor behind all forms of skin cancer (Image: iStock.com – Andrey Popov)
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the main environmental factor behind all forms of skin cancer (Image: iStock.com – Andrey Popov)

Christchurch pharmacist Sarah Mooney takes a look at the most common cancers in New Zealand – skin cancers – then discusses what you can do to promote prevention in community pharmacy

Any spots, freckles, moles or lesions that are new and appear on the skin should be checked by a skin specialist