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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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Early Detection

It is important that you regularly undertake self-skin examinations in addition to professional skin checks under the care and management of a healthcare professional.
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“In 2017, as I was reading in bed, I discovered a suspicious lump under my right arm.”
Peter Gourlay
MPA Patient Story - Peter Gourlay wearing glasses smiling