Information by stage about follow up after a diagnosis of melanoma
Melanoma is a serious form of cancer that arises when the pigment-producing cells in the skin (melanocytes) may display as a mole or lesion that grows, changes shape, or colour.
Our experts have created specialist resources including comprehensive information on melanoma stages and treatment to help you make informed choices.
We have a professional membership for clinicians, scientists and nurses in the field of melanoma. We provide key educational resources, the melanoma TrialFinder and research grants, in addition to organising two multidisciplinary meetings each year.
We know there is more that can be done to stop melanoma and the suffering it causes, but we need your help.
As experts in melanoma, we provide information, guidance and support for patients, carers and healthcare professionals. We have built a community of melanoma specialists who underpin our commitment to melanoma education and research.
Living with melanoma
We have prepared some information to help you understand what follow up may be required after treatment and what you can do to look out for after your surgery as there is a risk that your melanoma may recur. Your likelihood of recovery or chances of survival is sometimes called prognosis and this depends on the extent of your melanoma or stage. Your medical team will be in the best position to advise you, however, we have put together some general information on prognosis or survival should you wish to find out more.
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If you have concerns or worries, please get in touch contact our confidential, free Melanoma Helpline that is manned by skin cancer nurse specialists:
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