What is melanoma?

Find out more about melanoma, the UK’s 5th most common cancer

Melanoma Stages and Treatment – Patient Guide

Our updated guide helps you navigate diagnosis, staging and melanoma treatments alongside wellbeing information

Melanoma Helpline

Questions about melanoma? Our specialist nurses are available to take your calls

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Melanoma TrialFinder

Find out more about clinical trials and search UK melanoma trials that may be suitable for you

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Rare melanoma information

Access patient guides to lesser-known forms of melanoma

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Other resources

Access other useful resources that may help you

Melanoma Patient Conference 2023

Melanoma Focus are thrilled to support and host the Melanoma Patient Conference, supporting the Founder and Organiser, Imogen Cheese.

This important national event is open to patients and carers and provides updates and information on current treatments, access and support in an environment where you can safely interact and be with others in a similar situation.  For more information on the Melanoma Patient Conferences, see:

MPCUK- The UK Melanoma Patient Conference 

We look forward to sharing more details about the 2023 meeting.

From the melanoma community

Remember you are not alone.  Read the personal experiences of other people affected by melanoma who share their thoughts, tips and support.

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James’ Story

James was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma in 2020, a week before the UK entered the first lockdown, after visiting his GP with a persistent cough. Since his diagnosis, James has received immunotherapy treatment and undergone surgery to remove a tumour from his bowel. 

Here, he shares his experience with us.

Leah’s Story 

Leah was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma in June 2020. Unlike many patients, who  are diagnosed after discovering an unusual mole or lesion, Leah’s journey started with a chronic cough and no known primary melanoma. Since her diagnosis, she has received immunotherapy treatment and undergone major surgery; a laparotomy and thoracotomy to remove two peritoneal tumours. Leah’s most recent scan has shown she is in remission. 

Leah has generously shared her experience with us.