The cancer council of Australia has produced an information booklet for to people understand more about melanoma. Please visit the Cancer Council website for more information.
|Cancer Council: Understanding Melanoma||Melanoma.pdf|
Following a Melanoma diagnosis
|Target Therapy Finder||therapy.collabrx.com|
Help and Support
The Cancer council Cancer Information and Support Service operates a free phone Helpline, runs free workshops and seminars, educates health professionals, and links those affected by cancer with a wealth of resources and support. Please visit the website for more information. Melanoma Patients Australia aims to link patients families and friends with information to provide a network of support
|Melanoma Institute Australia||www.melanoma.org.au|
|Cancer Support Services – Cancer Council||www.cancervic.org.au/how-we-can-help|
|Australia New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group||www.anzmtg.org|
|Australian Cancer Network||www.cancer.org.au|
|Melanoma Patients Australia Patient information page on the Skin Cancer College of Australia and New Zealand website||www.melanomapatients.org www.sccanz.com.au/for-patients|
The Melbourne Melanoma Project encourages everyone to check their body regularly and to be aware of new or changing moles. Early detection is vital. The use of a simple diagram or body map may be a useful aid to assist with performing a self check of your skin. If you have any moles or lesions which you want to keep a close check on simply map them on the body map diagram, include the date and any other comments.
|Download Body Map Diagram||Body Map.pdf|
Refer to the body map the next time you are conducting your skin check. If you notice any changes see your doctor as soon as possible. If you are unsure that a change is occurring a digital photograph repeated after 2 months may be helpful.
The Melbourne Melanoma Project encourages everyone to check their body regularly and to be aware of new or changing moles.
International Links and Resources
|AIM at Melanoma||www.aimatmelanoma.org|
Cancer Australia recently launched two new online multimedia resources to increase the involvement of people affected by cancer in cancer control efforts.
|Consumer Learning Website||http://consumerlearning.canceraustralia.gov.au|
|Consumer Involvement Toolkit||http://consumerinvolvement.canceraustralia.gov.au|