You are not alone

We get it. We know what it’s like living with the physical and emotional impacts of this disease. We are here to offer you support whether it be via telephone, email or face to face. Whilst we cannot offer medical advice, we can provide an understanding ear by people who have been through skin cancer and guide you with referrals should you need more assistance

Awareness

We are passionate about minimising the numbers of Tasmanians being affected by our most common cancer (note melanoma is our fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer but skin cancers as are whole are the most common)

We have two areas of focus:

    • raising awareness and preventative measures amongst 15-39 year olds where melanoma is the most commonly diagnosed cancer
    • encouraging Tasmanians, especially males over 55, to get to know their skin and get a skin check annually

We also attend many events across the state to spread the word about skin cancer

Advocacy

Skin Cancer Tasmania is a strong voice for those affected by skin cancer. We are locals who understand the geographical challenges that living on our island state brings and the fact that we do not have the same access to large, specialised centres that the larger cities enjoy.

We are passionate about being a patient voice in ensuring Tasmania receives equitable funding, access to treatment and that our medical staff have access to the latest information.

Skin Cancer Tasmania is part of the Australian Melanoma Consumer Alliance (AMCA) as well as the Global Coalition for Melanoma Advocacy.

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Skin Cancer Tasmania merged with Melanoma Institute Australia in June 2022.

The merger will see bolstered access to melanoma support services for melanoma patients and their families in Tasmania as well as increased melanoma awareness and prevention, and expanded opportunities for local clinicians to access leading melanoma education and research.

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Skin Cancer Tasmania merges with Melanoma Institute Australia

Tasmanian skin cancer patients to benefit from increased prevention and awareness campaigns, and bolstered melanoma support services Skin Cancer Tasmania has today announced its merger with Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA), providing strengthened local support services in Tasmania for melanoma patients and their families. Founder of Skin Cancer Tasmania, Dianne Mason, was joined in Hobart for…
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Newsletter 2021

From The Chair We hope that you and your family were able to manage the challenges presented by COVID in 2021. In a year dominated by masks, injections, restrictions, and cancellations, through it all, Skin Cancer Tasmania and its wonderful volunteer crew, continued to support and care for those affected by skin cancer, provide awareness…
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A Guide to your Monthly Skin Self-Exam

A step by step guide on how to perform a self skin examination in real time.
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Newsletter 2020

From The Chair I wish that this finds you as well as can be expected. For some, 2020 has been a challenging year for their own health, the health of their family members or those in their community. COVID-19 certainly has had an impact on us all. Whilst the majority of these impacts have been…
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It’s official! We are excited to share some pics from the event held in Hobart today to announce the merger of Skin Cancer Tasmania and Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA). MIA Co-Medical Director Prof Richard Scolyer AO, who hails from Tasmania, joined the founder of Skin Cancer Tasmania, Dianne Mason, to share the news.

The official party also included Candice Terhell, former Vice Chair of Skin Cancer Tasmania, the Hon. Jacquie Petrusma MP and Skin Cancer Tasmania patron Peter Hodgman.

Read more> bit.ly/MIA-SkinCancerTasmania
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Great news congratulations Di Skin Cancer Tasmania.

Today we are pleased to announce that Skin Cancer Tasmania has merged with Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA), which means strengthened local support services in Tasmania for melanoma patients and their families.MIA Co-Medical Director, Prof Richard Scolyer AO, joined Skin Cancer Tasmania founder, Di Mason, in Hobart for the merger announcement.The merger will see MIA help to bolster access to melanoma support services for melanoma patients and their families in Tasmania as well as increase melanoma awareness and prevention, and expand opportunities for local clinicians to access leading melanoma education and research.Founded by Di Mason in 2014, Skin Cancer Tasmania started off its journey as Melanoma Tasmania, as a way of honouring Di’s mum, Judy Shelton, who passed away from melanoma in 2004. Di will continue her work as State Manager – Tasmania for MIA and is excited about the future of patient services in the state.Read more>https://melanoma.org.au/about-us/skin-cancer-tasmania/

Today we are pleased to announce that Skin Cancer Tasmania has merged with Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA), which means strengthened local support services in Tasmania for melanoma patients and their families.

MIA Co-Medical Director, Prof Richard Scolyer AO, joined Skin Cancer Tasmania founder, Di Mason, in Hobart for the merger announcement.

The merger will see MIA help to bolster access to melanoma support services for melanoma patients and their families in Tasmania as well as increase melanoma awareness and prevention, and expand opportunities for local clinicians to access leading melanoma education and research.

Founded by Di Mason in 2014, Skin Cancer Tasmania started off its journey as Melanoma Tasmania, as a way of honouring Di’s mum, Judy Shelton, who passed away from melanoma in 2004. Di will continue her work as State Manager – Tasmania for MIA and is excited about the future of patient services in the state.

Read more>https://melanoma.org.au/about-us/skin-cancer-tasmania/
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Great news, keep up the amazing work Di 👍

Congratulations Di - a wonderful tribute and ongoing legacy to honour your mum. Great work ✅

Wonderful news and such a great support to Tasmanian families dealing with Melanoma

Fabulous news Di…. I’m so very proud of you.🥰

Congratulations and be so proud Di!👏👏

Top stuff Let's work on conquering this demon

Congratulations Di, Wonderful news!

A great outcome Di! Your hard work is certainly paying off.

Awesome news Di! 👏

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Skin Cancer Tasmania needs you!
Seeking volunteers to assist with raising awareness around skin cancer in schools and community groups across all of Tasmania.
Have you or a family member been affected by melanoma? Are you between the age of 20-49? Are you comfortable speaking in front of groups of people?If you tick all of these boxes - wed love to have you as part of our team.
Please pm us or send an email to tasmania@melanoma.org.au

Skin Cancer Tasmania needs you!
Seeking volunteers to assist with raising awareness around skin cancer in schools and community groups across all of Tasmania.
Have you or a family member been affected by melanoma? Are you between the age of 20-49? Are you comfortable speaking in front of groups of people?

If you tick all of these boxes - we'd love to have you as part of our team.
Please pm us or send an email to tasmania@melanoma.org.au
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For all of our Ocular Melanoma friends and clinical colleagues

For all of our Ocular Melanoma friends and clinical colleagues3rd Australasian Ocular Melanoma Alliance (AOMA) Summit UPDATE

Australasia’s premier ocular melanoma cross-disciplinary meeting, bringing together healthcare professionals, researchers and consumers in ocular melanoma.

- ONE DAY ONLY: Now updated to be held on Saturday 30 July
- HYBRID: In-person at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne or attend virtually

Free to attend.

Find out more and register here: www.masc.org.au/aoma-2022/

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