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Annual Skin Awareness Clinics 2019

When:

Fri 1 Mar 2019, 2:00pm–7:00pm

Where: Marlborough Convention Centre, 42a Alfred Street, Blenheim, Marlborough

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

The Marlborough Cancer Society’s Annual Skin Awareness Clinics return on the 1st March in Blenheim & 8th March in Picton.

1st March - Blenheim Clinic: 2pm - 7pm - Marlborough Convention Centre
8th March - Picton Clinic: 3pm - 7pm - Union Parish Church, 40 Broadway

The Skin Clinics promote awareness of skin health and are open to anyone, entry is by donation.

People attending will be seen by local doctors and visiting specialists. The annual Skin Clinics are part of our local society’s push to make people more aware of skin issues and when to get them checked.

While the Clinics provide a great chance to have an area of your skin that may be causing concern checked – the main aim is to educate people to be SunSmart and to see their GP immediately if they notice changes or have new concerns about their skin – the largest organ in the body.

The Clinics are more than just a chance to diagnose skin problems, they also provide the opportunity to educate and inform.

New Zealander’s enjoy high levels of sunshine and subsequent sun exposure, but we also have one of the highest incidence rates of skin cancers, including melanoma, in the world. People can grow weary of hearing SunSmart and skin health messages but they bear repeating due to their importance, and generally attitudes to sun protection have improved.

Many skin cancers can be prevented by protecting and limiting exposure to the sun. Furthermore, the clinics provide an opportunity to learn more about your skin, what changes to look for and when to see your doctor.

For more information on any aspects of cancer, drop into the Marlborough Cancer Society in the Forum in Market Square – open Monday – Friday 9am - 4.30pm, phone on 579 4379 or email marlborough@cancersoc.org.nz.