It is estimated that the risk of an individual dying from melanoma by their 85th birthday has reached 1 in 118 people. The risk is greater in men, with one in 76 males likely to die of melanoma by the age of 85, compared with women, where the risk is one in 227.
Melanoma is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in Australia, yet it is primarily preventable if found in the early stages.
Melanoma Institute Australia invites primary care practitioners to view the latest programs on its Melanoma Education Portal, including:
The latest podcast, Management of Brain Metastases in Melanoma, features an engaging discussion based on a case study between a neurosurgeon, a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist.
RACGP accredited presentations
Recent RACGP accredited presentations include:
- Basics of dermoscopy, total body photography and serial imaging
- Melanoma diagnosis and staging: A survival guide for GPs
- Multidisciplinary management of Stage III melanoma: New developments in surgical and systemic therapy
Additional resources for GPs include the optimal cancer care pathway (OCP) for melanoma available on the Cancer Council website. The OCP details key principles and recommendations for optimal care at critical points in the cancer continuum, from prevention and identification through to survivorship or end-of-life care.
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Disclaimer: This article was provided by NWMPHN & Melanoma Institute Australia. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.