Skin cancer is the most prevalent of all types of human cancers. Melanoma is one of the most common types of cancer and it can affect anyone. When spotted early, melanoma has a cure rate of 85%.
Fair-skinned people who sunburn easily are at particularly high risk for developing skin cancer. If you want to find out more about your skin type, high-risk factors, and how to protect your skin, contact our skin specialist today!
We can check those particular moles you might be concerned about.
If you have a lot of moles, we can do a head to toe skin check.
Book a skin consult today with our Skin Doctor for further advice on how we can assist you with any lesion removals. Most skin cancers can be removed via Minor Skin Surgery using a local anesthetic.
MBChB (Auck), MRNZCGP, Advanced Cert Skin Cancer Medicine (SCCA)
Dr Balwin Jassal is a NZ trained GP who graduated from the University of Auckland’s School of Medicine in 2009.
Between 2011 & 2012, he worked as a surgical registrar in various surgical sub-specialties at Auckland City Hospital. It is during this time, he developed a keen interest in Skin Cancer Management.
Dr Balwin Jassal completed post-graduate training in Skin Cancer Management & Treatment (dermoscopy, diagnosis, biopsy, and surgical techniques including skin flaps and grafts) and is Accredited by the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.
Dr Balwin Jassal completes regular skin cancer checks and surgical services at the practice on a daily basis. He is affiliated with GP Scheme for Waitemata District Health Board and completes regular skin reviews and surgical services for the health board.
Mole Checks, Mole Mapping, Skin Assessments & Treatments. Visit our Skin Cancer Clinic in Albany, North Shore, Auckland.
When pre-skin cancer or thin skin cancer is found, there can be several treatment options that don’t involve operating.
One of the most common ways to treat these lesions is by freezing them with liquid nitrogen. This is a quick, easy, cheap way of dealing with many non-dangerous skin lesions.
Mostly, skin cancers do require surgical excision. At Northpoint Medical & Skin Centre, we use a special preparation which greatly reduces the sting of injecting the local anesthetic, thereby making the procedure much more comfortable.
While the vast majority of skin cancers, fortunately, can be removed with a simple excision, some require more elaborate techniques.
Dr. Balwin Jassal is highly experienced at operating on difficult areas of the body such as lower legs, digits, noses, and ears, and regularly performs complex procedures such as flaps and grafts.