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Ōpunake Medical now taking new Patients

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Coastal Medical's Skin on Forty-Five is Taranaki's centre of excellence in skin, vein & cosmetic medicine.

Skin On Forty-Five's Fully Accredited and Insurance-Affiliated Skin Cancer Screening, Diagnosis, and Management Provider Is Available Through All Our Coastal Medical Clinics.

Why you need to know about skin cancer

  • New Zealand has one of the highest rates of Skin Cancer in the world.
  • 2:3 New Zealanders will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70!
  • 80% of new cancer diagnoses in New Zealand each year are Skin Cancers.
  • New Zealand and Australia have the highest rates of Melanoma in the world.
  • >300 New Zealanders die of Melanoma every year. That’s more than the road toll!
  • Taranaki has the highest rates of Melanoma in New Zealand, with about 130 people diagnosed in the Taranaki and South Taranaki Districts per year! That’s 1 every 3 days!
  • Taranaki also has some of the highest rates of non-melanoma skin cancer, with 1 person diagnosed every 3-4hours!
  • ~90% of Skin Cancer cases are attributed to excess UV (Sun and tanning beds) exposure.
  • Skin cancers are both preventable and detectable. The earlier we detect skin cancers, the easier they are to treat.

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