A melanoma diagnosis can be a confusing and traumatic time for patients. That’s why we have information available for patients and their families to support them on their melanoma journey.
These guides have been designed by Melanoma Institute Australia to support patients who have been recently diagnosed with melanoma.
The guides will help you to:
- Answer questions you have when first diagnosed
- Understand melanoma diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care
- Know where to go for further information and resources
There are four different guides based on stage of disease:
- Melanoma Prevention
- Early Melanoma (Stage 0-II)
- Stage III Melanoma
- Stage IV Melanoma
These guides can downloaded by clicking on the link below each guide.
If you are a patient or carer and would like a printed version of a guide mailed to you please complete the 'Order Patient Guide' form using the link below. Please note that 'Melanoma Prevention' is not currently available as a printed version.
Note to Clinicians: Please order printed copies of the Guides here: Melanoma Education Portal
Patient Video - Early Stage Melanoma: Your Questions Answered
Receiving a diagnosis of early stage (Stage I or II) melanoma can be overwhelming, so Melanoma Institute Australia has produced this informative video for newly diagnosed patients.
Watch MIA’s Prof Georgina Long AO (Medical Oncologist) and Dr Tom Pennington (Surgical Oncologist) as they answer the most commonly asked questions about an early stage melanoma diagnosis.
Please note that the content was accurate at time of publishing (August 2021) but may not reflect the rapidly evolving treatment landscape and approvals in Australia.
Patient Information Brochures
Our Patient Information brochures offer a detailed look at melanoma diagnostic tools, treatments and procedures, including preparing for surgery, possible side effects, and managing recovery, including exercises. There are also brochures which explain our Clinical Trials and BioSpecimen Bank, and how you can be part of our research.
Click the links below to download a PDF.
Understanding Melanoma - A Comic Book for Kids
Melanoma Institute Australia has collaborated with Jumo Health to produce a comic book for kids aged 7 to 12 to help them understand melanoma.
The story follows a girl whose mum has advanced melanoma. The Medikids help her understand what melanoma is, how it is treated and how she can support her mum.
Special thanks to Assoc Prof Matteo Carlino (Medical Oncologist), Dr Megan Lyle (Medical Oncologist), Dr Iris Bartula (Psychologist) and Sarah Lane (Nurse) for their guidance in producing this comic.
We also are so grateful to our patient Karen and her family for sharing their journey with us, and featuring in the comic.