But it’s only when melanoma directly impacts our lives
Unfortunately, Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world. On average, one Australian will die every five hours from melanoma.
That’s why the team at Melanoma Institute Australia
The following information will help you gain a better understanding of melanoma, including what it is, how it’s diagnosed, the different stages of the disease, treatment options, real patient stories, and support available to those diagnosed with melanoma.
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.
The irony of melanoma is that it is both the most deadly cancer and the easiest to treat when caught early. Melanoma arises most commonly from a mole-gone-wrong, and when spotted early, stage 1 melanoma can
Why a common mole can turn into melanoma
Historically, treatment options for melanoma that had progressed past stage 2 were very limited. These days, though, the story is changing thanks in part to the work of Melanoma Institute Australia. With exciting discoveries in