Are you a Health Professional? Jump over to the doctors only platform. Click Here
Archive

Smartphones in skin checks for early detection of melanoma

QUT skin cancer researchers are seeking community volunteers to participate in a skin self-examination study. Performed regularly, self-examination can alert […]

Why some moles become melanoma still a mystery

Testing for two gene mutations commonly associated with melanoma would be insufficient to determine whether a mole could turn cancerous, […]

Rare and deadly melanomas not caused by the sun

Two rare and deadly forms of melanoma are not caused by sun exposure new genetic research led by Australian researchers […]

Body’s early immune response aids cancer growth

Queensland researchers have discovered that the first-stage response of the immune system can contribute to melanoma, colon and breast cancer […]

Opdivo

Generic Name: Nivolumab Product Name: Opdivo Indication What is Opdivo used for Opdivo is used to treat advanced melanoma in […]

Epirubicin ACT

Generic Name: Epirubicin hydrochloride Product Name: Epirubicin ACT Indication This medicine is used to treat the following types of cancer: […]
Sun protection

Preventing skin cancer

Preventing skin cancer involves avoiding sunlight, using sunscreen and wearing a aht and protective clothing whenever you are in the sun.

Identifying a suspicious mole (Skin self-examination)

How to examine your body for skin cancer symptoms including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Includes skin cancer pictures.

Melanoma: Useful Resources

Links to melanoma patient and carer information and brochures from reputable organisations and government agencies in Australia.

Staging of Skin (Cutaneous) Melanoma

Staging is a term used to define a simplified method of describing the extent of a cancer. The staging of your cancer is performed by your treating health professional, which may include an Oncologist (Doctor who specialises in cancer) if you need to be referred to one.
Melanoma