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How can we help?

Melanoma Patients Australia (MPA) is an independent, not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting and representing those affected by melanoma.
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Treatment

For advanced (metastatic) melanoma, treatment is not “one size fits all” but will be personalised with the guidance of your treating clinician.
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Stages of Melanoma

When a melanoma has been diagnosed, the pathology report provides information to determine the "stage” of the disease.
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How can I help?

We’d love for you to organise an event or activity that raises awareness about the impact of melanoma.
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Patient Stories

Melanoma Patients Australia provides support across Australia to those with melanoma, their families, friends and carers, all at no charge.
Nicola
When I found out about my husbands' diagnosis, I felt deeply shocked and completely devastated. My focus was on our 2-year-old twin boys and my husband. My instinct was to immediately find James the best care and educate myself so I could make informed decisions.
MPA Patient Story - Hannah
Hannah
I am 23 years old and a nurse and a midwife. I really struggled with constantly being reminded how young I am. I still remember going to my first oncologist appointment and having the receptionist say “Oh! You’re too young to be here!”
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Mark
My treatment was pretty good really. (If you think a long scar on your neck that makes you look like an extra in a pirate movie is a good thing!) Seriously though, that was to clear the margins and it has healed pretty well.
MPA Patient Story - Josephine
Josephine
I have overcome some seemingly insurmountable odds and hurdles both physically and psychologically and achieved the outcome that every patient hopes to hear but sadly not everyone does...For me, it came at a time when I didn’t even think that may be possible.

Melanoma Statistics

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16,221

Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma each year.
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6hrs

In Australia, every six hours one person will die from Melanoma.
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90%

of melanoma cases can be successfully treated with surgery If detected early.
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Wellness Hub

Visit the MPA Wellness Hub to learn about how you can improve your wellbeing and resilience and find support.
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Make a Donation

By donating to MPA you are allowing us to continue to provide our free support services to melanoma patients and their families
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