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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.

Melanoma Telehealth Service

The specialist melanoma nurse service will support patients in navigating the health system, accessing available services, and making decisions regarding their health. 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 dietitians, 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

 

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.

“This all happened during the beginning of Covid, our home was rented out, we could not travel in our little motor home and I could not wash myself, prepare meals and most other things we take for granted.”
Gaylene Bayfield
MPA Patient Story - Gaylene Bayfield smiling at the camera