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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.

Treatment for melanoma: Dr Andrew Dean

Transcript Hello, I’m Dr Andrew Dean, a medical oncologist from Perth in Western Australia and I’d like to talk to […]

Melanoma prevention and skin checks: Dr Andrew Dean

Melanoma is the worst form of skin cancer and unfortunately we’re pretty prone to it here in Australia, due to the high ultraviolet exposure, our outdoor lifestyle and our genetic makeup which actually comes mainly from Northern Europe.

Melanoma

Skin anatomy Anatomy of the skin Skin colour and melanin pigmentation Melanoma Staging for melanoma Malignant skin melanoma Video: Treatment […]