According to Cancer Australia, melanoma occurs when abnormal cells in the skin grow in an uncontrolled way. It is a serious form of skin cancer because it can spread from the skin to other parts of the body. General information Melanoma – CanTeen: Brief overview of what melanoma is, how it is diagnosed and treatment. Understanding skin cancers – Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre: Overview of skin cancers including treatment and support information. Support options – Melanoma Patients Australia: Information about support groups in Australia. Melanoma stories Dear Melanoma – a blog by Emma Betts Patient blogs – Melanoma Institute Australia Cancer Advisor Read more [...]
Dear Melanoma is a blog written by Emma Betts who was diagnosed with melanoma at aged 22. She called her writing an “authentic glimpse into the roller coaster that is life with Stage 4 Melanoma – the highs, the lows, and the in between.” Emma died in April 2017. You can also watch the Australian Story documentary Dear Emma on the ABC website. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on melanoma, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource
Cancer Australia gives an overview of melanoma in children including symptoms, treatment and the chance of cure. For further reading, Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on melanoma. Or, if you have any questions that need answering or specific content you want to see, please let us know on our Feedback and Contact. We want to help you find what you’re looking for. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on melanoma, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.