GPs training to help reduce Taranaki’s high melanoma rates
Source: Staff, March 2022
A skin cancer initiative that could improve the diagnosis of melanoma by almost 50 per cent, thus helping to reduce Taranaki’s high mortality rates, is set to be expanded nationwide.
New Zealand has 2700 new registrations annually, with one Kiwi dying from this form of cancer every day, and Government data shows Taranaki is 24 per cent higher than the national average.
An education programme run by the Skin Cancer College Australasia will help upskill hundreds of Kiwi GPs in the use of dermoscopy specialised diagnostic technology.READ THE ORIGINAL FULL ARTICLE