NEWLY DIAGNOSED WITH MELANOMA?

At Melanoma UK it is our challenge and desire to give patients and their families much needed support during the very difficult times faced upon diagnosis. We're always on the other end of the phone. If you require melanoma support please call us on 0808 171 2455. Read more

GETTING DIAGNOSED

See your doctor if you develop a new mole or notice a change in an existing mole or area of your skin (including under your nail). Even if you’re worried about what this might be, you shouldn’t delay seeing them. Read more

SKIN BIOPSY

If your doctor does find a suspicious mole, a sample of tissue is removed (a biopsy) for examination under a microscope. Read more

FURTHER TESTS

If the initial biopsy shows melanoma, you may need further tests. Understanding the extent of the melanoma can help your doctor decide the best treatment option for you. Read more

AFTERCARE

It’s important to regularly check yourself for any signs of melanoma. As you have already been diagnosed with melanoma, you are at a higher than average risk of having another melanoma in the future. Read more