Melanoma is a form of cancer that develops in the skin’s pigment cells.
Australia has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world.
Most melanoma diagnosis starts with a physical examination of a suspicious looking spot or mole.
Stages of progression are based on tumor size, ulceration and involvement of other organs.
Treatment depends on a number of factors, including the stage of melanoma, age and health.
Hear real patient stories about living with melanoma and discover options for support.
Learn more about commonly used terms in Melanoma research, prevention and treatment.
Time won’t stand still – neither will we.
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Melanoma survivor Jay Allen is marching from Adelaide to Sydney
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Melanoma is a familiar word to most Australians. But it’s only when melanoma directly impacts our lives that we begin to understand the seriousness of this type of skin cancer.
Learn more about melanoma: what it is, how it’s diagnosed, treatment options and patient stories.
Information and support packs for patients who have been recently diagnosed with melanoma.
Helping raise awareness about melanoma, one story at a time.