Useful Links

Understanding Melanoma

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.

Following a Melanoma diagnosis

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

Body Map

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.

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

Consumer Resources

Cancer Australia recently launched two new online multimedia resources to increase the involvement of people affected by cancer in cancer control efforts.