Melanoma Movement

Australia has one of the highest incidence of melanoma in the world, and it’s the most common cancer in young Australians.

We want to change this, and at Melanoma Patients Australia we have been working for 15 years towards preventing melanoma, and to supporting Australian’s affected by it. But we know there is still a lot of work to do. That’s why we’ve started the Melanoma Movement, an easy way for all Australian’s to play a part in taking a stand against melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

Everyone can do something – whether it’s committing to get your skin checked regularly, or as a business or community raising awareness of skin cancer through a range of activities – there’s something we can all take on that will help take another step in our movement against melanoma.

To kick-start the Melanoma Movement, you can help us take a stand against this devastating disease. With each commitment, we are shining a light on melanoma and raising awareness of the importance of regular self-skin checks and practicing sun safety.

You can do your bit to commit by:

  • Sharing Reminders. Displaying the latest statistics and reminders of how to be sun safe will act as easy prompts to bring melanoma top of mind! Simply click, print and display the materials below!
  • Get Social. Connecting with your friends and family online is a great way to share messages about how important it is to be sun safe and to get regular skin checks.
    Encourage everyone to perform regular self-skin checks. A great way to help keep your friends and colleagues sun safe is to encourage them to perform their own skin checks regularly.
  • Become a melanoma advocate. MPA needs passionate melanoma advocates to do a range of roles such as: become a local media spokesperson, a speaker at our events, an advocate with politicians and much more…

We hope you’ll find something you can do, however big or small, to take a stand against skin cancer and join the Melanoma Movement.

Become a Melanoma Advocate

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Join the Melanoma Movement

Australia has one of the highest incidence of melanoma in the world, and it’s the most common cancer in young Australians. We want to change this!

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Did you know? Facts about Melanoma

Did you know Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer? Find out other facts about Melanoma.

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Self-Skin Checks: How and where to look

Check your skin once a month for any changes or suspicious-looking spots.

Your check should cover your whole body, front and back, with particular emphasis on areas exposed to the sun. Stand in front of a full-length mirror with a hand mirror for those hard-to-reach places.

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Melanoma - check for the signs

Because melanoma is particularly serious, you should be familiar with the signs to look for. The ABCDE of melanoma can help you to detect it early.

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UV Index Guide

Always protect your skin when the UV level is 3 or more.


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Most melanomas are caused by overexposure to UV radiation from the sun. Protecting your skin from the harsh UV rays is an easy way to reduce your risk of melanoma.

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Kids Enjoy Fun in the Sun Safely - Activity Book

Learn how to be sun smart with this fun activity book for all ages.

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Download our email signature to promote the Melanoma Movement when sending emails. Remember to add a link to www.melanomapatients.org.au/get-involved/melanoma-movement/

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Facebook Profile Frame

To add a frame to your Page’s profile picture:

  1. Go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes.
  2. Click your profile picture in the bottom left and select your Page.
  3. Search for a frame by entering “Join the Melanoma Movement”.
  4. Choose the frame you want to use from the results.
  5. Click Use as Profile Picture.