Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. It can spread rapidly and become life-threatening. Early diagnosis and treatment is important. New Zealand and Australia have the highest reported melanoma incidence rates in the world, with around 2,200 people diagnosed in New Zealand with melanoma every year.

Warning signs of a melanoma are a lesion that grows, changes size or shape or bleeds .  If you have concerns about a mole , or if it looks different to your other moles, then please make a medical appointment as soon as possible

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