Western Leader : December 17th 2010
3 WESTERN LEADER, DECEMBER 17, 2010 NEWS The real message of Christ has been confused by time. The Bible reveals the Gospel message of a future world in peace when He returns. "Glory be to God in the highest Heavens, And on earth peace among men who please Him!" How will you respond? You are invited to a Bible Address: Christ's Birth & the Gospel Message 7pm Sunday 19 December 2010 Venue: Christadelphian Centre Corner Wattle St & Great North Road New Lynn Email: firstname.lastname@example.org All Welcome Learn more about this and other amazing Bible Prophecies at: www.bibleprophecy.co.nz CLEARANCE Y RAZ CMORE SPECIALS IN STORE Monday - Friday 9am-6pm • Sat & Sun 10am-5.30pm Unit 1, 31A Veronica St, New Lynn, Auckland - Behind Greeenstone factory WE'VE TURNED PRICES 0N THEIR HEADS CADBURY DESSERTS BERRY 210GM 3FOR$5 WOODEN PUZZLES $1.99 TOBLERONE 100GM $1.20ea 5FOR$5 DATED STOCK REAL VALUE MUESLI 500GM $2.99 3163941AB Rushton CHIROPRACTIC Chiropractic care for all the family including pets!! Spring into summer feeling renewed, vital and full of energy Don't let back discomfort limit your enjoyment of life There are no problems - there are only solutions waiting to happen (Pat Parelli) Ring now for your spinal examination and well body check 304 Great North Rd Henderson Ph 09 8363004 0800 SHARON Closed 27th Dec & 3rd Jan Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas & a Healthy & Happy New Year 368 EGPVTCN RCTM FTKXG JGPFGTUQP YYY0RCTV[CPFHWP0EQ0P¥ RJ 272: 4;4;4; XKUKV QWT PGY UJQYTQQO YG ECP ETGCVG VJG WNVKOCVG VJGOG RCTV[ YG JCXG RTQRU.DCEMFTQRU FGEQTCVKQPU.DCNNQQPU.LWMGDQZGU RCTV[ UWRRNKGU.IKCPV ICOGU FCPEG HNQQTU CPF OWEJ OQTG VJGOG RCTVKGU Leader office to reopen Jan 10 The Western Leader office will be closed from today until Janu- ary 10. Look out for our two issues next week and an edition on December 30. Reg- ular issues resume on January 6. Letters and news stories can be emailed to the edi- tor, email@example.com. We wish readers a happy festive season. Melanoma warning By CATHERINE HEALY Skin scare: Danni-Marie wants people to avoid getting burned this summer and reduce their risk of getting melanoma. DANNI-MARIE Sutherland remembers being badly sun- burned as a a red-haired, freckled child. I was outdoors a lot as a child and I remember a burn so bad on my face and head that I couldn't wear glasses or comb my hair.'' It made Danni-Marie care- ful about protecting her skin as an adult. So her melanoma diagnosis last year came as a shock. I actually argued with medical staff, saying no, it's not melanoma'. I had no moles, nothing visible.'' Now the Blockhouse Bay resident wants to remind people to cover up this sum- mer. The slip-slop-slap message is so important. No one should have to go through this,'' Danni-Marie says. A medical person once said to me it's just mela- noma' and that was so hurt- ful. People don't take mela- noma seriously. It's not just melanoma, it's one of the deadliest cancers there is.'' Every year 2000 New Zea- landers are diagnosed with skin cancer and 300 die of the disease. The Waitemata District Health Board, which includes west Auckland, has the sec- ond highest incidence of melanoma in the country after Taranaki. Danni-Marie fell down a flight of stairs last year and later noticed a large lump on her breast. It was hot and it hurt. I thought I'd just hurt myself in the fall.'' But Danni-Marie's GP sent her to hospital for tests. At first I was told I had some kind of cancer, but they weren't sure what. Within five days they knew it was melanoma and I was in surgery. The surgeon told me he took out a lump the size of a rockmelon.'' She had 24 lymph nodes removed and has a 20cm scar that runs from her armpit. Melanoma specialist sur- geon Richard Martin, who works at Waitakere Hospital, sees about 250 new melanomas a year. He says in rare cases people never see a spot on their skin so they are not aware they have melanoma. Unknown primary mela- noma occurs in five to 10 percent of cases. The patient will have had some kind of primary mela- noma on their body, but the theory is the immune system fights it and it disappears. The cancer can then metastit- ise to another part of the body.'' Danni-Marie chose to be part of the DERMA drug trial at North Shore Hospital rather than have radiation therapy. It's an experimen- tal treatment where we're trying to stimulate the body's immune system to fight the melanoma,'' Mr Martin says. Young girl is attacked Police are looking for a man who attacked a 15-year-old girl in Henderson's Landow Place on the weekend. Detective sergeant Eugene Pickett from the Henderson CIB says the young woman was walking home from a neighbour's house at mid- night on Saturday when she was grabbed by a man and dragged down the street into a nearby walkway. She was able to break free and call police,'' Mr Pickett says. But my the concern is this person has followed her before. She was pretty sure she saw him in the area the day before.'' The offender is described as a Maori or Polynesian man, about 30 years of age, medium to large build with thick dark hair to his shoulders. Mr Pickett says there have been similar incidents and he wants to make sure the offender doesn't strike again. We think he lives in the Henderson Valley area..'' Call Mr Pickett on 839-0753 or Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111 with infor- mation. Sun safety message Sunbathers at Piha and Bethells beaches will get a personal message about the risk of melanoma tomorrow. Adele Davy and her friends and colleagues will be at the beaches between 11am and 3pm handing out sunscreen, reminding people to reapply it and collecting donations for the Melanoma Foundation of New Zealand. Adele was diagnosed with melanoma last year at the age of 24. She's now trying to help others to escape skin cancer. ''Nobody wants to hear that they have cancer, especially not in their 20s. Everyone can burn, regardless of whether they have fair or dark skin. Always get skin changes checked by your doctor as soon as you notice them.'' See www.melanoma.org. nz for more information.
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