- Remember if you have an early-stage melanoma (stage 1 or 2), you are unlikely to feel unwell or have any additional symptoms other than the appearance, or change in appearance, of your mole or lesion. This is why you must contact your GP if you notice a new mole, lesion, nail streak or a change in a preexisting area.
- If diagnosed with a later stage melanoma (stage 3 or 4) you may experience other symptoms, for example at stage 3 some people experience swollen lymph nodes. Find out more.
For melanoma skin cancer (or cutaneous melanoma), (view our Melanoma Stages and Treatment – Patient Guide), an up-to-date resource to support you during you melanoma journey. There are videos, animations and clear explanations from diagnosis and staging to treatment as well as important wellbeing information such as diet and the microbiome, your mental health, vitamin D and fertility. It has been designed in partnership with medical and nursing teams and patients to help you know what to expect.