The following links offer organizations and information that may be helpful to you.
Aim at Melanoma – Aim for Answers, Action and a Cure. Site offers detailed information about early detection, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. It also offers a Nurse on Call service.
The American Academy of Dermatology campaign, “See Spot…Check Spot…Save a Life,” stresses the importance of skin self-examinations as a tool in the early detection of skin cancer, and especially the use of a partner to help examine those hard to see locations on the body.
Known as a database for all types of cancer, the American Cancer Society has on-line information about melanoma.
The American Melanoma Foundation believes in the importance and need of research for new treatment approaches in melanoma. AMF conducts education and awareness programs for the general community, as well as support groups in the patient community.
DermAtlas is a comprehensive on-line collection of images of skin diseases and conditions compiled by Johns Hopkins University physicians.
An educational web site in England, has excellent photos and information about melanoma.
The Melanoma Education Foundation is devoted to saving lives from melanoma. The Foundation provides complete information about early self-detection and prevention of melanoma on their web site.
Melanoma Patients Information Page has a wealth of knowledge focusing on current events, literature and practices. Melanoma warriors and memorials make this site personal and real.
The Melanoma Research Foundation aims to support medical research for finding effective treatments and a cure for melanoma, educate patients and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and act as an advocate for the melanoma community to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure.
Whether you’ve been diagnosed with melanoma and want to understand what you’re facing…or you know someone who has melanoma and you want to help…melanoma.com contains information in easy-to-understand articles.
The National Cancer Institute has photos of melanomas, normal moles and atypical moles. A list of publications is also available on-line.
The Skin Cancer Foundation publishes literature about skin cancers and provides information via their comprehensive internet site.
Formed by a melanoma survivor, the Shade Foundation is dedicated to educating the community in the prevention and detection of skin cancer and the promotion of sun safety. Some information is provided in Spanish.
The SunWise Program is an environmental and health education program that aims to teach children and their caregivers how to protect themselves from overexposure to the sun through the use of classroom-, school-, and community-based components.
Melanoma Molecular Map Project – MMMP Databases, putting together the pieces of the Melanoma puzzle. Six interconnected databanks for the interactive collection, update and consultation of the translational and clinical information on melanoma biology and treatment.
Cancer Commons is a bold open science initiative for physicians, scientists, and patients engaged in personalized oncology. Its goals are to: 1) give each patient the best possible outcome by individualizing their treatment based on their tumor’s genomic subtype; 2) learn as much as possible from each patient’s response, and 3) rapidly disseminate what is learned in time to help the next patient. Melanoma Therapy Application **** NEW**** Launched 1/18/2011
NCCN Guidelines for Patients with Melanoma released in January 2011. This 70 page document can help patients and their family members learn more about the disease and its management thereby allowing them to better prepare for appointments with their physicians. There is a Table of Contents so you can easily navigate to the section that is of interest.