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.
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The Solbari Team
This blog is for information purposes only, always consult your medical professional.
Many of us see the ultraviolet (UV) index on weather reports and read about UV alerts at particular times of the day. But do you know what it actually means and how it affects you?
There are two main types of UV rays and both cause damage to skin cells. Ultraviolet light is a form of radiation invisible to the human eye. Ultraviolet wavelengths of sunlight are made up of UVB, which has shorter wavelengths and higher energy, and UVA, which has longer wavelengths and lower energy.