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Melanoma Nurse Telehealth Service

With over 16,000 Australians diagnosed with melanoma each year, navigating the health system and accessing disease-specific information can be a daunting and isolating experience particularly for those living in rural and regional areas.

This personalised support service is available to all melanoma patients and their carers and can assist with the following:

  • Liaising with your GP, melanoma coordinator nurse, clinical trials nurse and oncologist as requested
  • Providing connections to allied health services such as dietitian’s, exercise physiologists, psychologists and more
  • Providing connections to MPA’s wide range of support services and other services as required
  • Encouraging patients to proactively manage their melanoma including practical tips to manage symptoms and side effects
  • Providing information on how to talk to family and friends about your diagnosis
  • Helping patients consider the right questions to ask their oncologist, surgeon and wider health team
  • Providing evidence-based information and resources
  • Palliative care and pain management support
  • Advanced care planning

Our National Melanoma Support Line provides you with a listening ear and compassionate support when you need to talk with someone in a safe and confidential space. The support line can respond to enquiries regarding Melanoma Patients Australia and our support programs. The support line can also refer you to the National Melanoma Telehealth Nurse and the other MPA support programs as needed. To access the Support Line call 1300 88 44 50 Monday – Friday during office hours.

 

We're Proudly Supported by Melanoma Institute Australia

Melanoma Patients Australia is proud to announce our telehealth melanoma nurse program has been generously funded by Melanoma Institute Australia.

Patient/Client Referral Form

Please fill out the form below and the Telehealth Nurse will be in touch with you shortly.

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“I accepted melanoma quickly and didn't allow it to dominate my life. This diagnosis has actually helped me live lighter and not take on stresses and anxieties as readily.”
Andy King
MPA Patient Story - Andy King and family group standing with arms around each other