In recent weeks our entire world has changed. Many of our routines are gone, many are working at home while juggling home school and trying to think of ways to entertain the kids and pets (big and small). There is such a lot of fear about COVID-19 and the impact it is having on all our lives and systems like government, health, financial, small businesses and non-profits.
Message from Professor Grant McArthur, Executive Director of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, senior medical oncologist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and member of Melanoma Patients Australia's Medical Advisory Committee regarding the 2020 Influenza Vaccine.
In a boost for melanoma patients across the country, Melanoma Patients Australia and Melanoma Institute Australia have announced a new multi-year agreement to provide enhanced support services for patients nationally.
Most skin cancers, including melanoma, are caused by prolonged and repeated exposure to UV radiation in sunlight. In recent years it has become clear that the DNA damage that causes skin cancer and melanoma accumulates with repeated small doses of sunlight.
Melanoma Patients Australia is proud to be part of a group of peak bodies responsible for sun safety advice in Australia and New Zealand that have worked together to adopt a new policy on sunscreen use, recommending that people apply it daily as part of a regular morning routine.
Twelve years ago, two much-needed organisations were founded by people who wanted to create a better experience for those diagnosed with melanoma. We thank the Smiling for Smiddy team for partnering with MPA in our shared vision to improve outcomes for people affected by melanoma.