Melanoma Tasmania Incorporated (or Melanoma Tas for short) is a new Tasmanian organisation formed by people who know what it’s like to have or look after someone with melanoma.
Melanoma Tas is committed to:
- Providing support and counselling for Tasmanians and their families affected by melanoma.
- Advocating for awareness, education and early intervention programmes within the community.
- Being a voice at a national level for Tasmanians who suffer from melanoma. Melanoma Tas has a representative on the Australian Melanoma Consumer Alliance (AMCA) The AMCA is an alliance of individuals and organisations, all of which come from a consumer perspective wishing to help provide consumers view and related input into research, advocacy, prevention and the general care of patients with Melanoma.
Ride and Drive 15th September
Help Melanoma Tasmania raise awareness during their "Ride and Drive" on Sunday 15th September.
Meet at the Salty Dog in Kingston at 10.30am to register, cost is $10 - money raised will go towards Melanoma Tasmania. Snacks and Coffee available. Depart at 11am
Next stop will be Cygnet Pub where a dutch auction will occur (great prizes to win)
Only to finish the Ride and Drive in true fashion at the Longley Hotel for live music and snacks.
Invite your friends, lets make this event one to remember!
For more info check the facbook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/341996383141475/
Run from the Sun 8-20th September
Its happening again! Ken will be riding all over Tasmania, visiting schools to raise awareness for Melanoma Tasmania
9th September - Campbell Town and St Marys
10th September - St Helens and Scottsdale
11th September - Launceston
12th September - Devonport and Burnie
13th September - Latrobe then Hobart
Week 2 we are in the South of Tasmania
If you would like us to visit, or provide a donation, please contact us
For more infor check the facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2122990321119888/
Immunotherapy treatment for Melanoma
The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has produced 5 short videos for people about to start immunotherapy treatment for melanoma. The videos aim to assist people better understand immunotherapy, prepare for it and cope with its impact.
They draw upon the professional experience of clinicians but also includes the perspectives of patients, families and carers who wanted to share their experiences to offer support and advice to others.
They were generously funded by the Cancer Nursing Association of Australia and the late Mr Ronald Walker AC CBE.
Video 1: What you need to know about Immunotherapy
Video 2: Preparing for Immunotherapy
Video 3: Immunotherapy and side-effects
Video 4: Immunotherapy and lifestyle
Video 5: Seeking support and Immunotherapy
Melanoma Tasmania UV bracelets
Melanoma Tasmania UV bracelets are NOW available to buy for $2 each from the following locations:
New Town Skin Cancer Clinic
137 New Town Road, New Town TAS
Macquarie Skin Cancer Clinic
322 Macquarie Street, Hobart TAS
Davey Street Discount Pharmacy
179 Davey Street, South Hobart
112 Goldie Street, Wynyard TAS
40 Rooke Street, Devonport TAS
Launceston Skin Cancer Clinic
247 Wellington St, Launceston TAS 7250
Riverside Capital Chemist
Shop 3/4 Riverside Plaza, 310 W Tamar Hwy, Riverside TAS 7250