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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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Preventing Melanoma

Melanoma is preventable in the majority of cases.

Reducing your risk of having a primary melanoma, protecting your skin from the harsh UV rays, enhancing your immune system and making the most of the body and mind you have are all ways to improve your health and well-being.

Risk Factors

There is no one causal factor for developing melanoma. There are many factors that are associated with a higher risk of developing melanoma.
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Prevention

Melanoma is preventable in the majority of cases. Most melanomas are caused by overexposure to UV radiation from the sun (or solariums).
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Resources

A range of resources to help you understand what to look for and where to go to seek further advice.
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“I underwent full body CT scan while in hospital to be told by the registrar that rest of the body was clear of tumours. Yippee. Two days later I was told that this diagnosis was wrong and there were tumours in my lungs and suspicious spots on top of the adrenal glands and in the lymph nodes on the left side of my neck and a need for a future PET scan.”
Chris Murphy
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