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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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“Although upset and terrified of the sun I just got on with life, however the diagnosis was always in the back of my mind.”
Trish McDonald
MPA Patient Story - Trish McDonald wearing graduation gown