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When the UV index is low, sun protection is generally not needed unless outside for extended periods

UV observations courtesy of ARPANSA

Fast facts

  • Around 36 Australians are diagnosed with Melanoma every day.
  • Australia has one of the highest rates of Melanoma in the world.
  • Approx one person dies every 5 hours from Melanoma in Australia.
  • An estimated 545 Australian women will die from melanoma THIS YEAR.
  • Tanning beds emit dangerous UV rays, increasing the risk of Melanoma.
  • Severe sunburn during childhood can DOUBLE your risk of Melanoma.
  • Melanoma is one of the most preventable forms of cancer.
  • An estimated 1230 Australian men will die from melanoma THIS YEAR.
  • Melanoma is the cancer most likely to affect 15-39 year olds.
  • Melanoma can arise in normal looking skin, a mole or freckle.
  • Melanoma, if detected/treated early, has a survival rate of nearly 100%.
  • There is no cure for melanoma that has spread throughout the body.

Support Nurse

The AMRF offers free access to a Melanoma Support Nurse for

  • information
  • advice
  • support

Do you have melanoma?

Does someone you love or care for have melanoma?

Are you struggling to know which way to turn or who to turn to?

Is all the medical lingo confusing?

Is the treatment offered by your doctor the best or only option?

Being diagnosed with melanoma/cancer can be frightening, confronting and isolating.  If you feel you would benefit from talking to someone with experience in this field or someone who has dealt with melanoma first hand, then please call our

Melanoma Support Nurse:

1300 561 313

or email:

Carrie Lilly
AMRF Melanoma Support Nurse

Carrie is a Registered Nurse with experience in oncology, melanoma and melanoma research. For help at any stage of your melanoma journey.