Waiting for a diagnosis- FAQ's and what to expect
This covers frequently asked questions and useful tips to help you know what to expect during your diagnosis
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.
Waiting for a diagnosis
If you have a mole that has changed or an abnormal area of skin and have contacted your GP, you may be referred to a dermatologist or a dermatologist may initially review photographs of the area. For the majority of patients, there will be nothing to be concerned about, however, if there is a melanoma, it is important to diagnose this early and we have created some FAQs and further information on what to expect and who will be involved in your care
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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