Being told that you have melanoma is highly disturbing news to receive. It is totally understandable that you and your family have lots of questions both in relation to your condition but also potential treatments and the associated side effects.
First and foremost it is important for you to talk to a specialist medical professional who can answer your medical questions and concerns directly so that you are not left with a vacuum of information which often adds to the suffering for you and your family.
Skin cancer foundations and charities that offer counselling and support to skin cancer and melanoma patients include the following:
Australia and New Zealand
Cancer Council - www.cancer.org.au
Melanoma Patients Australia - www.melanomapatients.org.au
Melanoma Institute Australia - www.melanoma.org.au
The Cancer Society (NZ) - www.cancernz.org.nz
Cancer Support Community - www.cancersupportcommunity.org
Melanoma International Foundation - www.melanomainternational.org
Melanoma Research Foundation - www.melanoma.org
The American Melanoma Foundation - www.myamf.org
Cancer Research UK - www.cancerresearchuk.org
Macmillan Cancer Support - www.macmillan.org.uk
Melanoma UK - www.melanomauk.org.uk
Melanoma Focus - www.melanomafocus.com
Solbari is the leading sun protective clothing brand in Australia with customers in over 70 countries. Solbari offers a range of UPF 50+ sun protective clothing, UV arm sleeves, broad brim sun hats and sun umbrellas.
Solbari supports a number of skin cancer charities and foundations which helps fund medical research, skin cancer and melanoma treatments and patient support.
You can find out more about Solbari's certified UPF50+ sun protective range by clicking the blue links below:
The Solbari Team
This blog is for information purposes only, always consult your medical professional.
It is very difficult to the untrained eye to identify melanomas and skin cancers because they can come in many different shapes and sizes.
As Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon from the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. says, "the earlier a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better the chance of avoiding surgery, or in the case of a serious melanoma or skin cancer, potential disfigurement or even death."
Many of us are concerned with not only our general health but also the health of our skin. Good nutrition can help us maintain an attractive complexion, as well as look and feel healthy.
We have compiled a list of foods, nutrients and vitamins which can contribute to your skin looking healthier.