Melanoma is a form of cancer that develops in the skin’s pigment cells.
Australia has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world.
Most melanoma diagnosis starts with a physical examination of a suspicious looking spot or mole.
Stages of progression are based on tumor size, ulceration and involvement of other organs.
Treatment depends on a number of factors, including the stage of melanoma, age and health.
Hear real patient stories about living with melanoma and discover options for support.
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Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Royal North Shore Hospital
The Mater Hospital
Sydney Local Health District
Northern Sydney Local Health District
Western Sydney Local Health District
University of Sydney
Charles Perkins Centre
Westmead Institute for Medical Research
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
University of Sydney School of Public Health
Australia and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group
National Health and Medical Research Council
Cancer Institute New South Wales
Melanoma Consumer Organisations
Centre for Research Excellence Partners
Translational Cancer Research Centres