Hamilton Skin Cancer Centre
Primary Care Based Skin Cancer
Diagnosis and Treatment
Hamilton Skin Cancer Centre was established to provide a dedicated, state of the art primary care-based facility, to handle all aspects of skin cancer from skin checks and mole mapping to surgery and nonsurgical treatments.
Hamilton Skin Cancer Centre works closely with local general practitioners, Waikato Hospital and private specialists as part of a team to help in the early detection and optimal treatment of skin cancer.
As New Zealand has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the world, our doctors are passionate about encouraging patients to have skin checks and mole maps knowing that early detection and optimal treatment is key to successful treatment.
Dr Bert Rauber and Dr Joe Cornforth are part of a team that provide services at the centre, they have had many years’ experience in skin cancer medicine through clinics run at Hamilton East Medical Centre. It was the success and demand of these services that led to the formation of Hamilton Skin Cancer Centre.
We are really excited to welcome Nancy to the Hamilton Skin Cancer Centre family. Nancy is a fully qualified Nurse Dermoscopist who has come to us with a wealth of skills and experience. Nancy joined the team at the beginning of August and her appointments are filling up fast.
Who should be checked for skin cancer?
Book an appointment now if you:
- Received sunburns as a child
- Have used, or are using a sunbed
- Have unusual or multiple skin spots or moles
- Have moles that are changing or growing
- Have a personal or family history of skin cancer
- Work (or play) outdoors
New Zealand is a fantastic country but our outdoor lifestyle, strong sun and skin types have led to us having one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.
And whilst we think about our skin during the summer season, really, it’s something we should consider throughout the year.
Skin cancers rarely hurt… BUT they can be seen by an expert at a skin check.
Should I choose a skin check or Naevus mole mapping?
Skin checks and NAEVUS mole mapping are both excellent ways to check your skin for cancer. However, the two options are different and will suit different people. There is no wrong way to have your skin checked – the most important thing is to get it checked by an expert.