A melanoma diagnosis can be a confusing and traumatic time for patients. That’s why we have information available for patients and their families to support them on their melanoma journey.

Patient Guides

There are four different guides based on the stage of melanoma:

  • Melanoma Prevention and Early Dectection
  • Melanoma In-Situ
  • Early Melanoma (Stage 0-II)
  • Stage III Melanoma
  • Stage IV Melanoma

The guides will help you to:

  • Answer questions you have
  • Understand melanoma diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care
  • Know where to go for further information and resources

These guides can be downloaded by clicking on the cover image.

Melanoma Prevention and Early Detection Guide

Melanoma Prevention and Early Detection

Melanoma In-Situ

Early Melanoma
(Stage 0 – II)

Stage III

Stage IV

Printed copies of the ‘Your Guide’ patient information books are available to order for free in bulk for your clinic. Visit the Melanoma Education Portal to place your order.

Melanoma: Questions and Answers Booklet

Our Melanoma: Questions and Answers Booklet is an important supportive care resource for patients with early stage melanoma. It was developed as a psychoeducational resource to help alleviate the fear of recurrence and address anxieties around diagnosis. It is designed to complement our Melanoma Prevention and Early Detection and Early Melanoma Patient Guides.

Click on cover image to download.

Melanoma Questions and Answers

Melanoma: Questions and Answers Booklet

Patient Video – Early Stage Melanoma: Your Questions Answered

Receiving a diagnosis of early stage (Stage I or II) melanoma can be overwhelming, so Melanoma Institute Australia has produced this informative video for newly diagnosed patients.

MIA’s Prof Georgina Long AO (Medical Oncologist) and Dr Tom Pennington (Surgical Oncologist) explain answers to the most commonly asked questions about an early stage melanoma diagnosis.

Please note that the content was accurate at time of publishing (August 2021) but may not reflect the rapidly evolving treatment landscape and approvals in Australia.

Patient Information Brochures

Our Patient Information brochures offer a detailed look at melanoma diagnostic tools, treatments and procedures, including preparing for surgery, possible side effects, and managing recovery, including exercises.

There are also brochures which explain our Clinical Trials and Biospecimen Bank, and how you can be part of our research.

Click the cover images below to download PDF.