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Melanoma: Useful Resources

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Australian Resources

Understanding Melanoma

Melanoma Fact Sheet
Cancer Australia
Fact sheet about melanoma including types, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment options.



Melanoma Guidebook
Cancer Council Australia
A guidebook to help people diagnosed with melanoma, their carers, family and friends understand the condition.


guide-to-understanding-melanoma-screenshotA Guide to Understanding Melanoma
Melanoma Patients Australia
Comprehensive patient guide to melanoma including information about melanoma growth, staging and treatments, as well as life after melanoma treatment.


Skin checks and identifying melanoma

cancer-council-can-you-spot-screenshotRecognising Skin Cancer
Cancer Council Australia and Australian Council of Dermatologists
Poster outlining the ABCD system for recognising melanoma-related skin changes when doing a skin self-check.


sun-smart-spot-difference-screenshotSpot the difference- Skin Cancers
Sun Smart
Brochure about how to spot melanoma and other skin cancers including photographs of the skin changes to watch out for.



Consumer Guide to Skin Clinics
Sun Smart
Information about choosing a skin clinic for skin cancer diagnosis, including what to look for in terms of staff qualifications and costs.


Melanoma Clinical Trials



Australia and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group
Website of the Australia and New Zealand Melanoma Trials group providing links to information on melanoma and clinical trials of new melanoma treatments.


Support and patient groups



Melanoma Patients Australia
Support group for melanoma patients, carers and loved ones, offering information and a supportive network for individuals affected by melanoma.



Cancer Support
Cancer Council Australia
Information about the telephone support hotline, how to access support groups throughout Australia and support services for cancer patients.


More melanoma information on myVMC

For more information about Melanoma, including staging, prevention and treatments, visit Melanoma Overview.



International Resources

NCCN-melanoma-screenshotNCCN Guidelines for Patients- Melanoma
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) (United States)
Comprehensive patient guide to melanoma including diagnostic tests, staging and treatment information.


american-cancer-societyMelanoma Skin Cancer
American Cancer Society
Comprehensive melanoma information for consumers, including information on melanoma prevention, risk factors and growth, as well as diagnosis and treatment.


National-cancer-institute-screenshotWhat you need to know about melanoma and other skin cancers
US Department of Health and Human Services
Comprehensive guide to melanoma and other skin cancers including how to check skin for cancerous changes and prevent skin cancers.

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Posted On: 5 December, 2014
Modified On: 22 July, 2015


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