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Amber O’Brien’s story

There are times when you read a melanoma story and you find yourself holding your breath as the story continues.  Many patients will know exactly how this young mum feels. …

In memory of Michael Davies

This is the donation page for Michael Davies who has recently passed from melanoma. Michael’s family have asked that donations in his memory be made to Melanoma UK.  This is…

The Melanoma UK lottery results

The Melanoma UK lottery is drawn every Wednesday.   We bring you the results when we have them, which is usually a couple of days later.  

Primary & metastatic tumour relationships in melanoma

Dr James Larkin is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital.  Dr Larkin was the first medical advisor to join Melanoma UK and we are fortunate to have…

Rollo Hawkins’ latest blog

Rollo Hawkins is a familiar character here at Melanoma UK. We met him very shortly after his diagnosis in 2016 and we have developed a wonderful friendship with him. He…

Maureen Rothery, a patient story

Another in the series of positive stories and outcomes, we asked Maureen Rothery if she would tell her story: After a lovely Christmas 2012, we eventually fell upstairs to bed….

Mel Jones, a patient story

We often feature patient stories via our website and social media, and have been asked if many people survive melanoma.  Well, we do know that it is a difficult disease,…

Lymphoedema

We are often asked for information on lymphoedema:  what is it, what causes it, can it be avoided, what is the best way to deal with it, can it be…

The latest information on sunbed safety. By Sandra Phinbow

When we see pictures like this on twitter,  accompanied with the comment “How can a sunbed burn me so bad #cantmove #pain #sohot”, we often feel a sense of despair. …

Melanoma in black people

The last thing that Jaqueline expected at 21, was to be diagnosed with melanoma.  As a black woman, she simply did not think it could happen to her.   Growing…

Good advice! Sunscreen, every day.

An interesting article to come out of Australia. http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/health/health-news/daily-sunscreen-application-would-slash-melanoma-rates-according-to-scientists/news-story/057bcd251b56fc68af9dd2d8dc35fc07      

The holiday gift 2018

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For a number of years, a very kind patient has provided a holiday fund for patients and families.   The same supporter has contacted us recently and offered to do…

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