Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is an alarmingly common problem in New Zealand and we have one of the highest skin cancer rates in the world.

The most common skin cancers are BCC (basal cell carcinoma), SCC (squamous cell carcinoma) and melanoma.  The most common pre-cancerous skin cancer is actinic keratosis. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent SCC and melanoma from spreading to other parts of the body.  A full body skin check including dermoscopy is the best way to detect early pre-cancerous and cancerous skin lesions. A mole map is also performed when serial photography is needed.  Skin cancer treatments involve biopsy and adequate skin excision which is performed by doctors at Palm Clinic.

Southern Cross Health Society

Palm Clinic is an Affiliated Provider to Southern Cross Health Society for skin cancer treatment, skin biopsies, and skin cancer surgery. Medical necessity criteria apply.