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Melanoma is a type of cancer that starts in cells in the skin called melanocytes. These cells make a pigment called melanin which gives skin its natural colour. Melanin helps to protect the body from ultraviolet light (UV radiation) from the sun.
The most common sign of melanoma is the appearance of a new mole, a change in an existing mole or in other pigmented tissues, such as those found in the eye.
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After your melanoma diagnosis, you may receive information from every direction and you will have lots of questions: What will happen to me? What does all this mean? How will I cope? How can I tell my loved ones?
This campaign is to encourage patients, loved ones, partners and carers to learn more about melanoma – whether recently diagnosed or simply hoping to learn more.