Christchurch woman leads free skin-checks after losing brother to melanoma

Source: Stuff Health, November 2017

Dermatologist Victoria Scott-Lang is one of 8 specialists volunteering to give free skin-checks at the Christchurch Charity Hospital on Saturday.

A Christchurch woman who lost her brother to melanoma organised a free skin-check day as the public health system is unable to meet the demand due to a dermatology shortage. CECILE MEIER reports.

Leeann Marriott’s brother Andrew Bulman’s deadly skin cancer was discovered late and took his life 26 weeks after he was diagnosed.
The loss of her 48-year-old brother gave Marriott, a real estate agent, the determination to help other families avoid the same heartbreak.

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