|Below are links to a range of Skin Cancer and Melanoma related information. Drop in it to the Australian Cancer Survivorship and Information Centre if you would like further information or if you have any questions or concerns about the information you have.|
|Click here for general support information or treatment related information.|
|Reliable Website Information|
|Information about your diagnosis and treatment can help you understand your disease and help you make decisions. There is a lot of information about various cancers and treatments available on the internet. Some of this is well researched and provides good information but some of it may not be correct.|
When you read health information from the internet it is always important to ask the following questions. The answers to these questions will help you to decide if the information you are reading is reliable and up-to-date.
- Who wrote the information and what are their qualifications?
- Where did the information come from?
- When was it written?
|Peter Mac does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information provided by these organisations. We encourage you to discuss any information you have found on the listed sites or other sites with your health care team.|
|For information about other reliable cancer websites click this link. This page contains links to websites such as Cancer Council Victoria, Canteen, Carers Victoria, MacMillan Cancer Support (UK) and Palliative Care Victoria as well as many others. On some these sites you can find information about specific cancers and cancer treatment, in particular the MacMillan Cancer Support (UK) site.|
|Recommended Skin Cancer and Melanoma Websites:|
|Melanoma Patients Information Page (US)|
|This website provides patients with melanoma with up-to-date information on melanoma world-wide, clinical trials (including Australia), chat rooms and survivor stories. |
|Melanoma Institute Australia (Australia)|
|Melanoma Institute of Australia s a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to minimising the impact of melanoma through innovative research, treatment and education programs. It evolved from the Sydney Melanoma Unit NSW established in the early 1960’s to provide a world class treatment facility for melanoma patients. It provides extensive information about melanoma, clinical trials currently underway and useful links for those interested in further research.|
|Adelaide Melanoma Unit (Australia)|
|This is the website for the Adelaide Melanoma Unit. It provides a wealth of information on melanoma and its treatment as well as an extensive resource list.|
|Dermet New Zealand (NZ)|
|This website has extensive information regarding types of melanoma and treatment. It has useful links including ‘Clinical guidelines on the management of melanoma in Australia and New Zealand’.|
|Melanoma Patients Australia (Australia)|
|This is a melanoma support group operating from Queensland (and other states). It provides a list of regular state support group meetings, an online forum, treatment options, a list of current clinical trials Australia wide and access to an e-newsletter.|
|Melanoma Awareness Foundation (Australia)|
|This Australian website is aimed at raising awareness and providing education to the public about melanoma. It provides information about melanoma risk reduction, education and survivor stories. |
|The Warwick Foundation (Australia)|
|This is the first Australian website supporting young adults (18 – 40) on their cancer journey. It allows you to “find a mate in your shoes” so that you can share your cancer experience with someone in a similar situation.|
|Cancer Council Victoria (Australia)|
|This Victorian Cancer Council’s extensive website provides information about all cancer types including melanoma and gives information about treatments and support for patients with melanoma. It also lists information about support services, access to support groups and financial assistance.|
|Ontrac @ PeterMac (Australia)|
|This website has been specifically designed for Adolescent and Young Adults (AYA) with cancer and covers a range of information about a cancer diagnosis and its treatment.|
|This website provides information for 12 – 24 year olds living with cancer. The website details information about up and coming activities and programmes for young people. It also provides information and support for siblings of young people with cancer.|
|The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre – A Richard Pratt Legacy|
|The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre – A Richard Pratt Legacy is a web-based centre. It is funded by Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, The Pratt Foundation and the Victorian Department of Health. The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre aims to help improve services and care for cancer survivors in Australia as well as focus on increasing awareness, especially about issues that affect survivors after their treatment ends. The information on this site is divided into four sections Health Professionals, Survivors, Family & Friends and Research. There are links to useful information and reliable websites.|
|Cancer Directory (Australia)|
|This website is managed and maintained by NSW Cancer Council. It aims to make it easier to access credible cancer care resources from around Australia that have been published since 2000. The information covers a range of cancer-related subject areas and target audiences:|
- all common cancer types
- prevention, screening, early detection, treatment, advanced cancer, palliative care
- coping with cancer, including psychological needs such as emotional and practical support, grief loss, communication
- for women, men, children, adolescents, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from other culturally and linguistically diverse communities, people with disabilities and health professionals.