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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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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A range of resources to help you understand what to look for and where to go to seek further advice.
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“My treatment was pretty good really. (If you think a long scar on your neck that makes you look like an extra in a pirate movie is a good thing!) Seriously though, that was to clear the margins and it has healed pretty well.”
MPA Patient Story - Mark