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National Melanoma Support Line:
1300 884 450
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About Melanoma

National Melanoma Support Line:
1300 884 450
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Spotlight on Melanoma

Melanoma has sat in the shadows for far too long.

The release of the landmark ‘State of the Nation – A Report into Melanoma – A National Health Priority’ which was co-commissioned by Melanoma Patients Australia and Melanoma Institute Australia and delivered by Insight Economics shines a long overdue light on Australia’s third most common cancer, melanoma.

The time is now to help us shine a spotlight on melanoma especially with Government and to ensure that patients and carers get the support that they need and deserve.

We urgently need your help. The report identifies a range of urgent actions and the need for a coordinated approach by all levels of Governments to improve the quality of life and survival outcomes for people affected by melanoma. 2022 is a federal election year and is a critical time to push for Government support to improve the support and care services that are available for melanoma patients and their families.

MPA’s Spotlight on Melanoma Five Point Action Plan spotlights the key actions to overcome patient support and advocacy issues identified in the ‘State of the Nation – A Report into Melanoma – A National Health Priority’ and to ensure that no one affected by melanoma walks alone.

Action 1
Invest in a national melanoma telehealth support program
Action 2
Implement a national melanoma nurse support service
Action 3
Ensure early diagnosis of all melanomas
Action 4
Improve speed & equity of access to melanoma treatments & clinical trials
Action 5
Develop and invest in a 10-year nationally harmonised skin cancer prevention program

Write to Your Local Federal Member of Parliament

Please consider writing to your local Federal Member of Parliament and the Federal Health Minister to share your personal story and to ask for support. We have developed a toolkit which includes helpful template letters and ‘how to guides’ as well as links to make it easy to identify your Federal MP.

Your State and Territory MP’s also play an important role in influencing health policy in your area and we also encourage you to brief them on the campaign and to write to your State or Territory Minister for Health. To tackle the issues, will require all levels of Government to work together.

Thank you for taking the time to become involved on behalf of everyone affected by Melanoma across Australia.

Together we can all make a difference!

Become a Melanoma Advocate

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Five Point Action Plan

Download the Spotlight on Melanoma Five Point Action Plan
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Resources

State of the Nation Report - A Report into Melanoma infographic
State of the Nation - A Report into Melanoma
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State of the Nation Report - A Report into Melanoma infographic
State of the Nation Report - Executive Summary
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Spotlight on Melanoma - Five Point Action Plan
Spotlight on Melanoma - Five Point Action Plan
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Spotlight on Melanoma Key Facts Infographic
Spotlight on Melanoma Key Facts Infographic
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Guide to Meeting with Politicians
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Guide to Communicating with your Federal MP
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Guide to Communicating with your Local, State or Territory MP
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Downloadable Letter Template to MP’s
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Let Your Voice Be Heard!

To get behind the campaign on social media follow us, share and like, let your voice be heard! Tweet or post to share your message to accounts using hashtags such as, #SpotlightonMelanoma #MPA #StateoftheNation #Melanoma