Supportive Cancer Care | Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

Skin cancer (melanoma)

If you, or someone you know has melanoma, and you are looking for information about care or treatment, the links below will take you to reliable and evidence-based services and resources.

What to expect

The melanoma pathway is a guide developed by the Victorian Government and Cancer Council Victoria, to help you know what to expect at every step after a diagnosis of melanoma.

Diagnosis information

The links below will take you to information about melanoma and the most recent approaches to treatment. It is important to remember that your doctor will prescribe the best treatment for you as an individual, or the person you care for.

Therefore, the treatment you receive, may be different to that described in some of the links below.

If you have any questions about your treatment, ask your treating team. They will be happy to help explain everything to you.

The Cancer Council Victoria provide an overview of melanoma, types of melanoma and how it is commonly treated.

Melanoma Institute Australia provide information about melanoma stages, diagnosis and treatment.

Melanoma Patients Australia provide information about melanoma risks, diagnosis and stages of melanoma.

The Melanoma Common Path provides people with an opportunity to learn from others that have already experienced a cancer diagnosis.

Support information and services

Many people say that being diagnosed with melanoma can be stressful and frightening. Knowing how to access services that can support you, if you need them, is important. The links below will take you to a range of sites that provide information to support people affected by melanoma.

Melanoma Patients Australia offer a range of services including emotional support and information, support groups and peer to peer connections.

Melanoma Institute Australia offer a number of important services for patients and their families to support them on their melanoma journey.