If you have any of the symptoms of melanoma, your first step will be to visit your GP, who will take a full medical history and perform a physical examination. Click on the links below to learn more about the diagnostic tests for melanoma, its staging and prognosis, and the kind of health professionals you may see.
Many people feel understandably shocked and upset when told they have melanoma. If you need support, call Cancer Council 13 11 20.
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Video: Cancer and common diagnostic tests
Watch this short video to learn about what cancer is, and some common diagnostic tests.