Melanoma & skin cancer

Melanoma occurs when the body’s pigment cells, called melanocytes, grow in an abnormal and uncontrolled way, forming a skin lesion. Non-melanoma skin cancer is cancer that occurs in any other skin cell that is not a melanocyte.

How is it diagnosed?

Melanoma and skin cancers appear as an unusual spot or lump on your skin, or a change to an existing mole. You will have a biopsy of the suspicious area to confirm a diagnosis of cancer. You may have other scans or tests to see if the cancer has spread beyond the suspicious skin lesion. [H2]

How is it treated?

Treatment for melanoma and skin cancers usually involves surgery to remove the affected area. You may also have radiotherapy, chemotherapy or other targeted drug or immunotherapy to destroy cancer cells.

Living well during treatment

You and your loved ones will face both physical and psychological challenges while you are undergoing treatment for cancer. Ramsay Cancer Care provides a holistic and integrated service, to ensure that your needs are met at every step of your treatment and recovery. 

During and after your treatment for skin cancer, you may like to access support for:

Your physical wellbeing
Your mental wellbeing
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