If you have possible signs and symptoms of melanoma skin cancer, your doctors will perform a number of tests to obtain a diagnosis, and work out whether the cancer has spread. This information will help your health care team develop a treatment plan.
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.