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Help needed from patients using hospital pharmacies.

One of our patients is enlisting the help of other patients who are experiencing problems at hospital pharmacies.  Please take a moment to complete the survey.  This has been carried…

Skin Screenings With Somerset County Cricket

Melanoma UK’s dermatologist, Dr Christian Aldridge, recently visited Somerset County Cricket in order to carry out skin screening on the team. This year is the third year that the screening…

Mole Myths And Melanoma By Dr Christian Aldridge

We have noticed an increase in enquiries regarding moles and in particular, moles that have been present for a number of years and have not changed. We asked our dermatologist,…

Face Medical Clinic To Provide Mole Checking And Removal Services

The Face Medical Clinic, Heywood has become the first clinic in the North West to become an official partner with Melanoma UK, providing mole checking and removal services.  With the number…

Rotary Club of Loughborough Donate £2000

The Rotary Club of Loughborough has presented Melanoma UK with a cheque for over £2000. The donation came as the result of club member, Norman Peach, who sadly lost his…

Checkmate 915 Adjuvant Melanoma Study

The study Checkmate 915 is now open in the UK.  There are a number of centres running this study. Key Inclusion Criteria Checkmate 915 Study 1. At least 15 years…

Partnering With Novartis For The Melanoma Patient And Carer Survey

Melanoma UK has partnered with Novartis to obtain the experiences of the impact of a melanoma diagnosis by patients, carers and their friends and family. Earlier in 2017, we conducted…

Health & Beauty Workers Encouraged To Help Fight Melanoma

We recently spotted a story from America which related to a hair stylist spotting a melanoma on the scalp of one of her clients. We believe it is vital that anyone…

Protecting Your Melanoma Surgery Scars From Sunlight

Scars are essentially areas of healing skin.  A scar has only 20% of the strength of normal skin and this is why scars can occasionally dehisce (open–up) when the stitches…

Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Diagnosed With Melanoma

By Susannah Archer “We’re really sorry, but it’s cancer” Some of the worst words, to date, that I have ever heard. It really was as bad as I could’ve imagined it…

Mark Culbert’s Liverpool Marathon

Mark has been supporting our work since he lost his beautiful sister Claire, back in 2013. Mark, his Aunty Di, and a group of friends cycled from Liverpool to Poland…

Supporting The PEACE Project With Our £10,000 Donation

Despite the major advances in the treatment of metastatic melanoma in recent years, it continues to claim over 2000 lives in the UK every year. The majority of patients still…

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