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World Melanoma Month 2021

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

Join the National Melanoma Hunt and find the missing 3036 melanomas

Melanoma Patients Australia today launches a major public awareness campaign to find the nation’s 3036 melanomas undiagnosed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign responds to the findings of a Cancer Australia report, which confirmed 3036 fewer surgeries for melanoma in 2020.  This campaign is launched during World Melanoma Month as part of a global response to ensure that we can find the missing melanomas and save lives in collaboration with the Global Coalition for Melanoma Patient Advocacy.

CLICK HERE to view the World Melanoma Month 2021 Press Release

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.  We encourage you to share our ‘Finders Guide’ with six others to spread potentially life-saving information like a ‘virus for good’

> 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 National Melanoma Hunt

Melanoma Hunt Finders Guide

An estimated 3036 melanomas were missed during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic in Australia.  Please share our Finders Guide with six others to spread potentially life-saving information like a ‘virus for good’


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!


Did you know? Facts about Melanoma

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


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.


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.


UV Index Guide

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


Stay Sun Safe Poster

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.


Kids Enjoy Fun in the Sun Safely - Activity Book

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



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


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