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Who can I talk to if I have been diagnosed with melanoma?

Solbari blog: who can I talk to if I have been diagnosed with melanoma?

Being told that you have melanoma is highly disturbing news to receive. It is totally understandable that you and your family have lots of questions both in relation to your condition but also potential treatments and the associated side effects.

First and foremost it is important for you to talk to a specialist medical professional who can answer your medical questions and concerns directly so that you are not left with a vacuum of information which often adds to the suffering for you and your family.

Beyond talking to medical professionals there are a number of other avenues for melanoma patient support that exist

Skin cancer foundations and charities that offer counselling and support to skin cancer and melanoma patients include the following:

Australia and New Zealand

Cancer Council - www.cancer.org.au

Melanoma Patients Australia - www.melanomapatients.org.au

Melanoma Institute Australia - www.melanoma.org.au

The Cancer Society (NZ) - www.cancernz.org.nz

USA

Cancer Support Community - www.cancersupportcommunity.org

Melanoma International Foundation - www.melanomainternational.org

Melanoma Research Foundation - www.melanoma.org

The American Melanoma Foundation - www.myamf.org

UK

Cancer Research UK - www.cancerresearchuk.org

Macmillan Cancer Support - www.macmillan.org.uk

Melanoma UK - www.melanomauk.org.uk

Melanoma Focus - www.melanomafocus.com


Solbari is the leading sun protective clothing brand in Australia with customers in over 70 countries. Solbari offers a range of UPF 50+ sun protective clothing, UV arm sleeves, broad brim sun hats and sun umbrellas.

Solbari supports a number of skin cancer charities and foundations which helps fund medical research, skin cancer and melanoma treatments and patient support.

You can find out more about Solbari's certified UPF50+ sun protective range by clicking the blue links below:   
Women UPF50+   
Men UPF50+   
Sun hats UPF50+   
Accessories UPF50+

The Solbari Team
Solbari does not endorse any of the organisations mentioned in this blog, it is for information purposes only, always consult a medical professional



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