Melanoma

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with melanoma, we can provide the information you need, whether you're making a decision about treatment, looking for support, or just to understand the basics.

Melanoma is different from skin cancer. If you're not sure what the difference is or how it affects you, you can call our Cancer Nurseline on freephone 1800 200 700.

Melanoma affects your skin. Melanoma is different from skin cancer. If you're not sure what the difference is or how it affects you, you can call our Cancer Nurseline on freephone 1800 200 700. If you're worried about melanoma, it's best to first understand the facts.

Knowing the symptoms of melanoma is important. We'll help you understand what's happening to your body and explain how melanoma is diagnosed.

The main treatments for melanoma are surgery, chemotherapy, biological therapy and radiotherapy. Find out what these treatments are and how they work.

Living with melanoma can be difficult, but there's help. We can assist you in finding support and in understanding how to stay healthy.

The exact cause of melanoma is unknown, but there are risk factors that can increase your chance of developing the disease. Learn about changes you can make to your lifestyle to reduce your risk of melanoma.

Download our booklets and factsheets, including information about cancer types, treatments, side-effects, emotional effects, financial information and more.

Useful resources

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